June 12 became the day when the famous rapper, poet and performance artist decided to come clean about his condition. He made an announcement on his official Facebook page
Mykki Blanco revealed his long-held secret. He posted on Friday via Facebook that he has been HIV positive for the last four years.
June 12 became the day when the famous rapper, poet and performance artist decided to come clean about his condition. He made an announcement on his official Facebook page, stating:
I’ve been HIV positive since 2011, my entire career.
F–k stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life
The rapper explained why after such a long time he decided to reveal the truth about him. He said that he just tired of living in a lie, adding that the time came to be as brave as his fans believe he is.
Ive been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I’m healthy I’ve toured the world 3 times but ive been living in the dark, its time to actually be as punk as i say I am
No more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE.
– stated Mykki.
The majority of his fans received those news rather well. Many of them voiced their support in the comment to Blanco’s post and to many of those Mykki responded personally, expressing gratitude for their support.
One of the fans admitted that Mykki is a hero and a warrior. Blanko answered that comment with the next words:
Hiding, being afraid of stigma is exhausting, we are souls, not images
Besides, he also added, responding to another comment:
It’s just today for everyone else knowing, but it’s been 5 years for me…I just can’t be an image living in fear, having people call me brave and it being a lie. Thank you for your support