7. The World Might Be Ready for An Openly Gay Hip-Hop Artist
Rumors of gay rappers have circulated for years, but not a single top-tier lyricist has stepped up to wave that flag with pride. At least not any male rap artists, as a few lady MCs have talked about their bi partisan ways. Similar to Jamal, Odd Future singer Frank Ocean outted himself on record and revealed in an open letter that his first love was a man. The admission was shocking but not damaging as Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange rose up the charts and his industry stock rose. At the end of the day, talent is what really matters, so that’s why Love & Hip-Hop LA’s struggle “rapper” Miles doesn’t get a pass for his reality TV shenanigans.