Almost every queer person has a coming out story. And Cakes Da Killa shared his with Billboard for National Coming Out Day.
According to the rapper, whose album Hedonism is a must-listen, he came out to his mom when he was 8 years old after his mom found a love note to him from another boy.
“She just was kind of shooken by the fact that I was so comfortable in my sexuality at such a young age,” Cakes said. “My mom has always been supportive and chill.”
Cakes said that he then came out again in high school to remind everyone he was gay.
Billboard asked other celebrities to share their coming out stories, including Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears.
Cakes is one of a growing number of LGBTQ-identified rappers, including Mykki Blanco. Cakes has previously spoken to INTO about his queer identity and the importance of his rapping about his sex life and sexuality.