For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. Below, up-and-coming rapper Dai Burger shares hers. Read more Pride Month love letters here.
All my life I’ve always been considered a little different. Whether it was my personal style, outrageous hair, or just pursuing some unique venture of sorts — that was just me. I’ve always been okay with that, no matter what’s considered ‘the norm.’ I’ve always hung out with whom I please, no matter gender, race, religion or sexual identity. I’ve just always seen people for who they are.
To be able to freely make empowering music and to be openly accepted by the LGBTQ community has truly changed my life. I realized this at two points in my career. The first was my performance at San Francisco Pride in 2016, where I nearly incited a riot amongst a gang of twerkers in tutus. The second was when I had my own float in the Austin, TX pride parade, where I performed from a convertible Mini Cooper. I felt like such a princess in my rainbow gown. The love I received was priceless. As June rolls in this year, I’m more then excited for what Pride 2017 has in store for ya’ girl!
I will never turn my back on my LGBTQ community, and I look forward to creating more music to keep us all uplifted and dancing worldwide. This month is for you! It’s for us. My friends, my fans: be true, be free, be happy. I’m right here with you.