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? Are any of your favorite 2020 hip hop songs by LGBT artists? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
On World Pride Day 2019, rapper Lil Nas X posted the video for his song "C7osure," writing, "some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y'all to listen closely to c7osure," along with a rainbow emoji.
The single includes lyrics like, "Ain't no more actin', man that forecast say I should just let me grow/No more red light for me baby, only green, I gotta go/Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold/This is what I gotta do, can't be regrettin' when I'm old" and "True say, I want and I need to let go, use my time to be free."
Lil Nas X followed up the initial tweet with photos of his album artwork and a closeup of a rainbow building in the background, writing, "Deada** thought I made it obvious."
- Age: 20
- Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)
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.
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
- 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.
- Age: 29
- 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."
- Age: 32
- Birthplace: Long Beach, California