Thu 23 Mar 2017
ILOVEMAKONNEN made news earlier this year, opening up about his sexuality and coming out as gay. A month later, the subject was brought up to the Migos during an interview with Rolling Stone, where the Atlanta group who previously worked with ILOVEMAKONNEN responded with some puzzling comments. After much backlash on social media, the group released a statement.
Migos frontman Quavo later tried to clear up his comments in an interview with Billboard, but again left readers questioning his thoughts. Makonnen now gives FADER his first interview since coming out in January.
In the piece, the Atlanta-based artist (who now moved to Portland) speaks on his decision to come out, his mother’s phone blowing up after the announcement, moving to Portland, and the Migos’ recent questionable remarks. The 27-year-old also opens up for the first-time on signing to OVO when his hit-song “Tuesday” blew up, getting no proper support from the label, having no relationship with Drake during his tenure there, parting ways with the label and a confrontation with Drake at a VMAs afterparty.
Continue after the jump….