Rapper iLoveMakonnen has come out publicly as a gay man.
The 27-year-old took to Twitter to make the announcement and wrote: ‘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.’
Then he added: ‘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 (live) yours.’
He is best known for his 2014 hit Tuesday.
The rapper also shared the news on Instagram where he has more than 291,000 followers.
‘Thank you for letting me be myself,’ he wrote there.
iLoveMakonnen got nearly 8,000 ‘likes’ on Instagram from mostly supportive fans.
‘Proud of you Makonnen!’ wrote one.
But others weren’t so supportive.
‘Bro gotta unfollow you. You just lost a fan, with that bullshit,’ wrote another.
Others resorted to anti-gay and racial slurs.
A photo posted by Red Dragon Makonnen (@ilovemakonnen) on