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20 January 2017, 12:59
The 'Tuesday' rapper has opened up about his sexuality for the very first time...
In terms of Hip Hop, rapper iLoveMakonnen is an interesting character. He's best known for his collaboration with Drake on the hit track 'Tuesday' and the subsequent beef they had after he was dropped from Drizzy's OVO label.
But the Atlanta resident has hit the headlines once more after coming out as gay via Twitter.
Speaking to his 129,000 followers, the rapper made two powerful statements that saw him open up about his sexuality...
As a fashion icon, I can't tell u about everybody else's closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it's time I've come out.— Oceanic Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 20, 2017
And since y'all love breaking news, here's some old news to break, I'm gay. And now I've told u about my life, maybe u can go life yours— Oceanic Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) January 20, 2017
With the amount of openly gay rappers and Hip Hop artists being extremely few and far between, it was always going to be interesting to see how fans reacted to the news and it was great to see people being super supportive of the star.
@iLoveMakonnen5D still love you— taye (@BLUNTTISHTAYE_) January 20, 2017
@iLoveMakonnen5D love this— Shannade Clermont (@ShannadeJenee) January 20, 2017
@iLoveMakonnen5D love you, thanks for being strong. here if u need me— bailey idol (@baileyultd) January 20, 2017
@iLoveMakonnen5D Happy for you, you're music is always— bytheway... (@YungBarack09) January 20, 2017
So much positivity in the room right now.