This past Friday(June 12), rapper, Mykki Blanco used his official Facebook page to announce he is HIV positive and has been for his entire career. The news came just in time for Pride weekend to kick off in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Fans flocked to Blanco’s post with words of encouragement, Moments later the rapper commented on his original post, explaining that he feels the music industry won’t be as welcoming to his announcement and if that’s the case, then he hopes to make his mark in the art industry. Also he thanked fans for their kind words.
“no more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE
the music industry ain’t gonna like i admitted this so if a curator could help me move more into the art world that would be awesome
thank you, hiding, being afraid of stigma is exhausting, we are souls not image’s thank you brother
thank you its just today for everyone else knowing but its been 5 years for me, meds, garlic, limes,yogurt lol world travel. I just cant be an image living in fear having people call me brave and it being a lie. Thank you for your support”
Blanco also took to Twitter to address his reveal further with fans. Read the rest of what he had to say on the next page.