While you were sleeping early Friday morning, singer ILoveMakonnen made a public announcement via his Twitter account. The “Tuesday” singer jumped “out the closet” and reveals he’s gay in a series of tweets.

“As a fashion icon, I can’t tell you about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it’s time I’ve come out.” He called his coming out “old” news in the follow-up tweets, “[…] since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told you about my life, maybe you can go [live] yours.”

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The announcement isn’t all that surprising to some. Rumors of Makonnen’s sexuality as been circulating since his single “Tuesday” with Drake was released in 2014. In 2015 during his New York Times feature, the former OVO artist said he didn’t want to be labeled anything because “all that’s doing is dividing us.”

“The rap world thinks I’m gay. A lot of people out there do. They think I’m a homosexual, which is not a problem. I don’t want to say I’m gay, I’m straight, I’m bisexual or any of that, because that’s just. […] Who cares? All that’s doing is dividing us.”

Last year, he slammed homophobia in hip-hop and said he wanted to stand up for acceptance.

One thing about hip-hop and rap that really gets on my nerve is that they got so much sh*t to say about gays, lesbians and so anti-gay, all that is just a lot of sh*t where they want to say f*ggot and gay bashing. All these designers that y’all are spending on are the gayest niggas in the world. And if you don’t know that you’re the dumbest n*ggas in the world. So y’all need to stop saying all that gay this, gay that like it’s something wrong with that sh*t when your bitch ass feels better about themselves in this gay designer shoes or this gay designer clothes. So you going to be bashing gay people, you know what I’m saying? I’m here to break all that bullsh*t. I may not personally be gay but I got gay friends, and people on earth that do what the f*ck they do and they need to be accepted as well.

see his tweets below.

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