Playboi Carti Addresses Sexuality Rumors

Rapper Playboi Carti has been one of the most popular rappers of the past couple of years. In a new interview, the rapper gets candid about rumors that have been said about his sexuality, as well as his general feelings about being himself in the music industry.

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Who is Playboi Carti and what’s he known for?

As a 24-year-old rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, Playboi Carti is known as one of the more prominent mumble rappers from the tail end of the last decade. The rapper is most known for his 2017 singles, “Woke Up Like This” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, and “Magnolia.” The latter song was a a key part of the popularity of the Milly Rock dance that was popularized in 2015. As the years go on, the dance has gained even further notoriety. Playboi Carti’s debut album, Die Lit, was released in 2018 and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

So far in his career, Carti has collaborated with artists like Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Solange and more. Because of the work in the music industry that he’s done already, Playboi Carti has accrued a net worth of $9 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Carti dated rapper Iggy Azalea on and off for a period of time before they broke up. The two have one child together, a son.

On the rap scene in his hometown of Atlanta, he said, “This is the home of the whole hip-hop. N****s ain’t fucking with us on this music s**t, and I ain’t just talking about me. I’m talking about the next n***a that we don’t even know about right now, making a song. He’s from Atlanta.”

Playboi Carti addresses rumors about his sexuality in a new interview

In a recent interview with HighSnobiety, Carti addressed rumors about his sexuality. “If the world’s going right, I’m gonna go left,” she said. If your cross is straight, then I’m gonna put my s**t upside down. If you hate cigarettes, then I’m gonna smoke as many as I can.”

He continued, “I’m anti-everything. I’m not going out my way to have people like, ‘Oh, what the f**k’s Carti on? Is he gay, or is he he trolling?’ No, bro — I don’t give a f**k. I’m being myself,” he said.

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The rapper also added that he regrets not having this attitude about how people perceive him earlier in his career.

“I hate that I waited so long to be myself. I wish I came in like this,” he added. “But if you look at my career you see little signs of that shit. Even if I wasn’t wearing all black and all that shit, I always had a glimpse of this. ‘Oh yeah, bro out here, he on some whole other shit’ – it’s always been me. From the moment I came into this game. You know what I’m saying?”