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iLoveMakonnen comes out as gay: "Thank you for letting me be myself"

The Atlanta rapper revealed the news on social media.

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iLoveMakonnen took to Twitter this morning to open up about his sexuality via a string of social media posts. The 27-year-old revealed the news online, tweeting, "As a fashion icon, I can't tell u about everybody else's closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it's time I've come out," he wrote in one tweet. "And since y'all love breaking news, here's some old news to break, I'm gay. And now I've told u about my life, maybe u can go life yours," he continued.

Makonnen famously signed to Drake's OVO Sound label in 2014 and broke through with the single "Tuesday." He left the label last year, thanking Drake and issuing the following statement: "I'm sure the haters will have something negative to say, but all in all my choice to be solely on Warner Bros Records was the right thing for me and for my best interest. Sorry there's no beef to report."

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