Minaj gained a large gay fan base in the beginning of her career in 2009, (also rumors of links to Rihanna, Amber Rose, and Remy Ma) even saying that she was a gay rapper last year, but it seems as though that image has been watered down because of her new fan base.
Or better yet, maybe it was a lie to gain a larger fan base.
In an interview she did with After Ellen.com, she said she felt that her sexuality was brought up more than her music was:“I feel like my sexuality preceded my music for a long time.
If anyone should be sensitive about receding hairlines or premature baldness, it’s Charlamagne, 36, who bleaches his skin due to self-hate issues.
No man likes to be made fun of when they take creative steps to conceal their receding hairlines.
Either way, he had a slew of celebs and fans behind him, and sold a great deal of albums in the process.
While Ocean may be the first R&B singer to openly talk about his preference (he never defined if he was gay or bisexual), in the past, some artists have waited to reveal their sexual preferences, had speculation surround them for their entire careers or had their sexuality used as a way to get attention.
Some artists have walked away from the industry, stayed and battled accusations, and others have seen more success from the speculation or their big reveals.
Take a look at a few…Tevin Campbell R&B singer Tevin Campbell was introduced to the world by Grammy winning producer Quincy Jones in 1989 with his first single “Tomorrow (A Better You a Better Me)” topping the Billboard R&B Charts.
At this point, I think people just want to see Queen La happy.
Ru Paul Ru Paul, singer, actor and creator of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” was never forced to come out, as he already was, but forced to play into a certain stereotype. When he decided to release another album in 2004 entitled “Betrayed might be the wrong word. Nobody promises anything in show business and you understand that from day one. It seemed I couldn’t get press on my album unless I was willing to play into the role that the mainstream press has assigned to gay people, which is as servants of straight ideals.”Me’Shell Ndegeocello When it comes to your sexuality and the music industry there is always a battle.
To those of the LGBT community, the way she throws the titles around isn’t really helping the cause, but saying she was definitely helped her career.
Luther Vandross For many years, people speculated about the sexuality of one of R&B’s greatest voices.
The story was not only beautifully written, but its affect has also showed how much the hip-hop community is changing.