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List Rules Famous hip hop artists who are members of the LGBT community

Several famous rappers and hip-hop stars are members of the LGBT community. Many of these rappers are gay, but some identify as asexual, pansexual, and bisexual as well. Others are included in this list for their gender identities, such as agender, gender-fluid, and transgender. Several of the gay and lesbian rappers on this list are pioneers in the homo hip-hop music scene.

Who is the most famous gay rapper? Azealia Banks tops our list. Azealia Banks is openly bisexual, but she caught a lot of flak from the LGBT community when she used the f-word to describe Perez Hilton. Deadlee is a key player in the homo hip-hop music scene. He married his partner in 2013. Frank Ocean revealed his same-sex love with the song "Thinkin Bout You." Angel Haze is self-described as pansexual and came out as agender.

Are you surprised that so many rappers are gay? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

ILoveMakonnen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 19 Famous Gay Rappers
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Rapper iLoveMakonnen told his more than 130,000 Twitter followers he was gay in January 2017. "And since y'all love breakign news, here's some old news to break, I'm gay," he wrote. "And now I've told u about my life, maybe u can go life [sic] yours." He said through his account that as a fashion icon, he thought it was time he come out and embrace himself. 

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

Albums: I Love Makonnen

Labels: Warner Bros. Records, OVO Sound

Career Began: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Azealia Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 19 Famous Gay Rappers
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Azealia Banks is openly bisexual, but she caught a lot of flak from the LGBT community when she used the f-word to describe Perez Hilton.

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Dirty rap, Electronic music, Alternative dance, + more

Albums: Fantasea, 1991, Broke with Expensive Taste, 212, Yung Rapunxel, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: XL Recordings, Universal Music Group, Polydor Records, Interscope Records

Career Began: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 19 Famous Gay Rappers
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In 2012, Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality in a Tumblr post. At the end of the post, he said he felt like a "free man."

Genres (Music): Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Hip hop soul

Albums: Channel Orange, nostalgia, ULTRA., unreleased, MISC., + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Def Jam Recordings, Odd Future Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group

Career Began: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 19 Famous Gay Rappers
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Angel Haze came out as pan-sexual, defining her sexuality as, "someone who sees people for who they are, and not gender." She says that she "doesn't base all of [her] relationships off of sex," and that "to kind of identify as pansexual, to [her], means to just want love." Haze performed her own version of Macklemore's "Same Love," detailing her experience coming out to her mom as not-straight. 

Genres (Music): Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Hip Hop, Rap rock

Albums: Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes, New York (radio edit), New York EP, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Island Records, Universal Republic Records, Republic Records

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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