How iLoveMakonnen Paved the Way for Gay Community in HipHop
IloveMakonnen came out as a gay man back in 2017.
ILoveMakonnen is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his hit song ‘Tuesday,’ with famous singer Drake, which was released in 2014 and became a viral success.
He has since released several albums and has collaborated with many famous artists in the music industry.
In addition to his solo work, ILoveMakonnen has collaborated with many famous artists, including Drake, Lil Peep, Gucci Mane, and Skrillex. He has also been featured in other artists’ popular songs and albums.
The rapper also became famous for claiming to be the first Gay hip-hop star. Here is what we know about iLoveMakonnen’s gay journey in the musical world.
ILoveMakonnen claimed to be the first gay rapper
ILoveMakonnen is openly gay. He has been open about his sexuality in his music and interviews and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and visibility.
By being open about his sexuality, ILoveMakonnen has helped to increase representation and visibility for LGBTQ people in the HipHop industry.
Since his surprise rise to fame in 2019 and the subsequent revelation that he was homosexual, Lil Nas X has positioned himself as a pioneer for the LGBTQ+ rap scene. However, iLoveMakonnen believes his significance may be neglected.
Photo of ILoveMakonnen (Source: Instagram)
On Monday, November 8, 2021, iLoveMakonnen tweeted a slew of assertions, reminding supporters that he popularized homosexuality through rap. “I started this gay shit,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to Hotnews HipHop.
The hip-hop star shared his news with a string of deleted tweets. He wrote, “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.”
Furthermore, in an interview with Variety, the artist said, “People have told me that it did help — that it’s given them the freedom and confidence to come out. Hip-hop needs that. It has for too long flirted with the gay community while also hating on the gay community.”
“Openly gay people support hip-hop but openly gay people don’t get supported by the culture they support and help thrive. I want to be a voice and a face for those in the industry and outside the industry — to let them know that they can just ‘do you’.”
ILoveMakonnen collaborated with Yellow Trash Can for his ‘My Gril Trans’ track
ILoveMakonnen has collaborated with Portland-based duo Yellow Trash Can to release ‘My Girl Trans,’ a tune in which the Los Angeles-born recording artist raps about what makes his girl so unique over playful, sparkly instrumentation.
Makonnen has been slowly promoting his track on Instagram, praising the small group of creatives that collaborated to make it happen. The cover image features half of a happy face with freckles and a moon tattoo, with the other half made out of tasty fruits, flowers, butterflies, and other adorable doodles.
ILoveMakonnen has Belizean ancestry
ILoveMakonnen, whose birth name is Makonnen Kamali Sheran, was born on April 12, 1989, in South Los Angeles, California. He was named after Makonnen, the father of Ras Teferi, who became Emperor Haile Selassie I.
His father, a first-generation immigrant from Belize, worked as an electrician, while his mother was a nail instructor with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. Makonnen described himself as having African American, Indian, Irish, Belgian, German, and Chinese ancestry in an interview.
As a young boy, Makonnen grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Atlanta with his family at the age of 13 due to his parents’ divorce. During his final year of high school, he tragically lost a close friend.
Influenced by his grandmother, who was a professional opera singer, Makonnen was surrounded by music from a young age and went on to pursue a successful career in the music industry.
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Reports Show YouTuber Chris Chan Has Been Released from Jail
The VINE record for Chris Chan updated, saying “Released by Court Order.”
The news of YouTuber Christine Weston Chandler, famously known as Chris Chan, being released from jail has been met with shock and confusion among social media users.
Chan, who had been in custody at the Central Virginia Regional Jail since August 1, 2021, on charges related to alleged sexual assault against her mother, was reportedly released by court order.
Social media users reported receiving notifications about Chris Chan’s release from the Virginia VINE website. (Source: Twitter)
On March 27, 2023, social media users reported receiving notifications about Chan’s release from the Virginia VINE service, which is a custody request system that makes criminal case information available to the public.
The former YouTuber was listed as “bonded out” on the Virginia VINE service and had sent a notification alerting various people to her release.
VINE record for Chris Chan was updated, saying she had been released by a court order. (Source: Twitter)
However, later that day, the VINE record for Chan was updated to reflect that she was no longer in custody and had been released by a court order.
The reason for her release is currently unknown, but it has caused confusion and concern among social media users, given the seriousness of the charges against her.
Others have criticized the lack of transparency surrounding the decision to release her, with some calling for more information about the circumstances of her release.
Many expressed their concern for the Sonichu creator’s mother as a fan noted, “im not really worried about them themselves im more worried about their mother.”
While some people were shocked by the situation and used hilarious memes to express their views.
As per the Virginia court’s information system via Insider, Chan was issued a transportation order on March 27, 2023.
While it’s unclear why she was released from jail, it’s worth noting that she has a hearing scheduled for August 8, 2023.
Chris Chan’s alleged sexual assault scandal
Chan’s alleged sexual assault scandal sent shockwaves through the internet when news broke of her arrest on incest charges after being accused of sexually assaulting her mother.
On July 30, 2021, an audio recording leaked online in which a person believed to be Chan detailed sexual relations with her 79-year-old mother.
The Sonichu creator Chris Chan. (Source: Twitter)
The graphic details of the recording quickly went viral on social media, sparking outrage and disbelief from people around the world.
As a result, the Sonichu creator began trending on Twitter and was the subject of intense scrutiny from the media.
YouTuber Dillin Thomas, who had previously created content on Chan, later released screenshots of what they claimed to be a conversation they had with him in which the man appeared as Chan seemed to confirm the claims.
Greene County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia issued a statement against Chris Chan. (Source: Facebook)
On August 2, 2021, Greene County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia issued a statement confirming the allegations of “sex crimes against a family member.”
The statement revealed that both the victim and the suspect resided in Greene County, and an arrest warrant was issued based on the investigation.
Chan was subsequently arrested by the Henrico Police Department on August 1, 2021, and held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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Did Cynthia Parker and Boyfriend Spencer List Break Up?
A fan wrote, “Ever think maybe they want to go back to being private?”
Cynthia Parker and her boyfriend Spencer List, the popular couple on TikTok, have been the talk of the town recently.
Fans are speculating if the pair have broken up, as Parker recently removed her TikTok videos of her with List from her second TikTok account under the handle @dudewhoscynthiaparker.
This move has left fans wondering if their favorite couple has split. However, some fans have come to the couple’s defense, suggesting that the removal of the videos might not be an indication of a breakup.
They argued that Parker might have removed the videos to regain some privacy and that the couple might still be together.
Fans’ reaction to Cynthia Parker’s to the possible break up with Spencer List. (Source: teatoktalk/Instagram)
This isn’t an uncommon practice among TikTok content creators, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong with the relationship.
A fan claimed, “Cynthia tends to take videos down after a bit, probs nothing.”
Another fan wrote, “Ever think maybe they want to go back to being private? Can’t blame her because some people on tiktok don’t know how to be sensible.?? Why always assume they broke up?”
Cynthia Parker and Spencer List still follow each other. (Source: Instagram)
Another interesting point to consider is that the TikToker and her 24-year-old beau still follow each other on Instagram. This might be another indication that they are still together and that their relationship is still going strong.
Despite the fans’ speculations, neither the social media personality nor her boyfriend has come forward to address the rumors of their alleged breakup.
Parker’s activity has only fueled the rumors further, leaving fans to wonder what really happened between the two.
Cynthia Parker and Spencer List confirmed their relationship on March 2023
Parker initially confirmed she was in a relationship via an Instagram story on March 2, 2023, but at the time, the identity of her new boyfriend was a mystery.
This news had fans speculating about who the lucky guy might be and waiting eagerly for more details.
However, it wasn’t until March 12, 2023, that the couple finally made their relationship official with the TikTok video that showed them sharing a kiss.
The video showed Parker applying lipstick before List entered the frame, and the two shared a passionate kiss set to a romantic song.
Fans were quick to express their excitement and happiness for the couple, who have been rumored to be dating for quite some time.
However, while most of the fans are thrilled about Parker and List’s relationship, some people criticized the couple for their age difference.
The online personality is only 18 years old, while List is 24, which means there is nearly a six-year age gap between them.
This age difference has sparked controversy among some fans, with some people feeling that it is inappropriate for a 24-year-old to be dating an 18-year-old.
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Fans Concerned about Jaden Hossler’s Apparent Use Drugs
A fan wrote, “They gotta chill on posting this stuff online. Being a influencer you have INFLUENCE.”
The recent pictures shared by Jaden Hossler on February 14, 2023, have sparked a debate among his fans regarding his apparent use of drugs.
The pictures shared by Hossler on his Instagram showed him at a party with his girlfriend, Anastasia Karanikolaou, where fans noticed a little zip-lock bag popping out of his pocket.
A little zip-lock bag popping out of Jaden Hossler’s pocket. (Source: jadenhossler/Instagram)
Fans speculated that the bag contained marijuana and expressed disappointment with the social media influencer.
Many fans also expressed concern over drug abuse’s normalization among influencers and celebrities in Los Angeles.
A fan noted, “It’s very concerning how normalized drug abuse is with influencers and celebrities in LA. Just because you can use them doesn’t.”
Many fans expressing their concern about Jaden Hossler’s apparent drug use. (Source: Instagram)
Some fans have pointed out that the bag in the picture could contain something other than weed, but most viewers believe it is highly unlikely.
“No one is going to put anything other than weed in a sandwich baggie Bffr,” a fan commented.
The following comment read, “pretty sure it’s weed. my friends get weed in ziploc baggies coke is in smaller dime bags not those big ones.”
This incident has once again highlighted the issue of drug abuse among influencers and celebrities and the impact it can have on their impressionable followers.
While some fans may have defended Hossler’s actions, many are concerned about his message to his young fans.
A concerned fan wrote, “They gotta chill on posting this stuff online. Being a influencer you have INFLUENCE.”
Followers are hoping that Hossler takes note of his fans’ concerns and becomes more responsible in his actions, especially when it comes to influencing his followers.
Nonetheless, the incident has sparked a much-needed conversation about the impact of social media influencers on their young followers and the need for them to be more responsible in their actions.
Jaden Hossler’s past drug scandal
Hossler’s past drug scandal involved his arrest in Giddings, Texas, in 2020, along with fellow TikTok star Bryce Hall.
The two were part of the Gen Z content collective known as the Sway House, which included other popular TikTokers such as Josh Richards, Quinton Griggs, Anthony Reeves, Kio Cyr, and Griffin Johnson.
The group was seen partying at a luxury Airbnb rental in Cedar Hill, Texas, along with other TikTokers Tayler Holder and Blake Gray.
However, on May 26, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Hossler and Hall were in custody. Hossler was arrested on two charges: possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two and possession of marijuana.
The possession of a controlled substance charge was a second-degree felony, which carries a punishment of two to 20 years in state prison or a fine of up to $10,000.
Hossler was held on an $11,500 bond, while Hall was charged with possessing less than two ounces of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in county jail or a fine of up to $2,000.
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