Electrocumbia pioneer Raymix (real name: Edmundo Gómez Moreno) took to social media to come out as a gay to his fans opening up for the first time about his sexuality.
In a five-minute video posted on his YouTube channel today (June 5), the “Oye Mujer” singer begins his heartfelt message acknowledging the vulnerable moment we’re living in today with the COVID-19 pandemic and cases of racism and discrimination, and then goes on to make the announcement.
“Can you believe that in 2020, there are people in the industry who told me not to do this video? That I should stay quiet and pretend to be the person I am not because I wouldn’t be successful. They told me that the audience is not ready for an artist who sings cumbia or regional Mexican music [to come out as gay]. With so much pride today, I want to tell you that I’m gay. And if you ask me what will change after this message, the answer is: nothing,” he says.
“I’ve been wanting to say this for a long time and I’m happy to finally be able to say it because it isn’t easy,” the Mexican singer explains. “I am more free and happier than ever. I will continue to take cumbia to different parts of the world.”
Raymix also posted on social media and on Instagram added, “So many dreams don’t fit in a damn closet. I am officially telling the world: I’m Edmundo and I’m gay.”
Check out Raymix’s full message below: