Eve: Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community

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For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write "love letters" to the LGBTQ community. Below, rapper Eve shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.

Just some quick words of thanks and gratitude for supporting me through the years. You have been so incredible in showing me love and support throughout my whole career. You have been some of the best fans and, yes, fam(ily) as long as I've been in the business. I say fam(ily) because that is the way you wholeheartedly have shown up for me -- at concerts, on the street when you stop me, when you show me love on socials, etc. That's what fam(ily) does right? Hold you down and show you love. You've even let me know what you think about that new look or the old look I should maybe go back to, with love of course. It's funny: that actually makes me smile. Because in a world of constant BS you all in the LGBTQ community are always about being true and honest and fiercely loyal to the people you love and who love you back. So I will end this letter with "thank you."

Thank you for being bold and loud and incredible. You make me want to be a freer me. I feel a lot more excited and encouraged knowing I have such an incredible community/fam(ily) that support me. Thank you for adopting me and thank you for being UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU.

Gay Pride Month 2017


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