He admitted he was initially wrestled with the idea of coming out, saying, “It’s just something I was considering like never doing ever, just like taking to the grave or something.” Eventually, he realized he didn’t want to “live my entire life not doing what I want to do” and that coming out would allow him to help “opening doors for more people.”
He noted that acceptance of LGBTQ artists in the country and hip-hop communities still has a long way to go, saying “it’s not really accepted in either” and said he’s already received backlash from internet trolls since he came out.
“I’m not angry or anything because I understand how they just want that reaction,” he said. “But I’m just gonna joke back with them.”
Check out a snippet of the conversation below.