Rapper iLoveMakonnen tweets: “I’m gay”

Dan Tracer

Rapper iLoveMakonnen came out as gay Friday morning in a series of Tweets, while also implying he wasn’t exactly in the closet before today.

He joins a small but steadily growing group in the historically homophobic hip-hop world who are changing the face of their art form for the better. Just yesterday, hip-hop artist and Chance the Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett came out as bi.

iLoveMakonnon wrote, “As a fashion icon, I can’t tell u [sic] about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u [sic] about mine, and it’s time I’ve come out. And since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told u [sic] about my life, maybe u [sic] can go life [sic] yours.”

Here’s how it looked on Twitter:

Makonnen’s first single “Tuesday”, featuring Drake, was a smash success in 2014. The rapper is signed with Warner Brothers.


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