Odd Future's Syd the Kyd came out in the group's video "Cocaine," where she went on a date with a girl at a carnival. Since then she's opened up to LA Weekly about lesbianism in hip-hop culture and her decision to come out.
"I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up. People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me."
However, coming out wasn't the easiest choice in the world for Syd.
"But I wasn't always this way, this comfortable with myself, and I remember what that was like. So I figure, fuck it. Everyday people aren't given this opportunity and I realize that. And I didn't at first. I thought I was just lucky to be along for the ride."
Syd also calls out celebrities in hip hop who she suspects are lesbians.
"There's Alicia Keys, who's married to Swizz Beatz - we know that shit ain't real. You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don't wanna hang with bitches. You know she loves her some bitches."