ILOVEMAKONNEN took a major step forward, showing bravery and courage when opening up on a personal issue on Friday (Jan. 20). In the early morning hours, the Atlanta-based artist took to Twitter to speak on his sexuality. “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,” said the 27-year-old.

And since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told u about my life, maybe u can go life yours❤,” he continued, revealing he’s gay. ILOVEMAKONNEN broke onto the music scene in 2014 with the song “Tuesday,” a record that got remixed by Drake and lead to ILOVEMAKONNEN’s signing to OVO Sound. The partnership didn’t last long as Makonnen parted ways with the Canadian-based label in April 2016.

Check out Makonnen’s announcement below.

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Previously: ILOVEMAKONNEN – “Call Me Badly”