In 2017, Makonnen came out as gay and made it clear he was not interested in anyone that he works on music with. He said “Hip Hop is like some professional work s***. So it’s just like, hey, I’m not trying to sleep with any of y’all. So I don’t get why anybody have an issue with me. So, you know. It’s really nothing.”
Now, the rapper has taken to Twitter to say that fans make it difficult for straight artists to support gay ones. Makonnen said, “It’s a shame when y’all favorite artists can’t publicly support they favorite artist cus they afraid of the backlash they will get from their own fans for supporting an openly gay artist."