CupcakKe: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community
For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Below, up-and-coming rapper and ally to the LGBTQ community CupcakKe shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
I remember when one of my fans tweeted me that he had no where to stay because he just came out to his parents about being gay. I saw the tweet and offered him a hotel instantly. It was a happy moment, but a sad moment at the same time: happy because he had finally gained enough courage to come out and live his truth, without having to worry about what people would think about him. But it's also sad that a parent would throw their child out -- someone they brought into the world -- over loving the same sex.
I don't have kids, but in the future, if I ever do, I would want my child to be happy no matter what: gay, lesbian, bi -- whatever. To see a smile on my child's face would be the only thing that would matter and keep my blood pumping.
I recently wrote a song called "LGBT" for the LGBT community, stating nothing more or nothing less but it's okay to be you. Don't hide your truth. If coming out to someone makes them love you less, just know that I love you