Gay rapper Mykki Blanco to become investigative journalist
Outspoken gay rapper Mykki Blanco has announced that he is stepping away from music to become an investigative journalist.
Writing in a post on Facebook, the artist said that he would be taking time out from his music career to pursue investigative journalism.
He cited his dissatisfaction with the process of music making, saying: “I must be honest, writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people mostly male no longer interests me and I’ve felt this way for over a year now”
Blanco, who is openly gay and appears on stage in a transgender persona, intends to travel to Nepal in May to investigate homosexuality and LGBT rights in the country. Explaining his motivation, Blanco wrote:
“I do not find being a ‘rapper’ fascinating and rather than waste the remaining 9 months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don’t know what I want I’m taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want, to observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot.”
Blanco has not been afraid in the past to speak his mind. On the release of her ‘Work B*tch’ single, Blanco accused Britney Spears of exploiting her gay fans, saying: “I’m not a b**ch, I’m just not an idiot […]This is not ‘gay pride’ it’s ‘gay marketing’ designed to keep u f*gs on ecstasy blasting garbage music till 6am.”