iLoveMakonnen Comes Out As Gay

ILoveMakonnen, the Atlanta sing-rapper and former Drake associate who helped push Atlanta rap toward a spacier and weirder sound, has never spoken about his sexuality. This, in itself, was a radical act in a world as historically heteronormative as rap. But last night on Twitter, Makonnen announced proudly to the world that he is gay. Here’s what he wrote:

Makonnen’s announcement comes a few days after the Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett came out as bisexual. While the rest of the world goes through its hellish regression, rap music pushes forward.