I have been inundated with a lot of questions about rappers and celebrities and whether or not they could come out of the closet and still be supported by their fans? My stance on the topic has always been "Yes" and "No."
Yes, if an already established successful rapper or celebrity who has been in the game for a minute and has a core fan base.
No, if a man or woman is trying to break into the industry and they are already known to be gay. It's hard to win fans and build a career in the entertainment industry if you are already a gay person. It's a sad and unfortunate truth in this business.
Why? Because many people like the illusion Hollywood gives. They like the image/facade of what they think is unattainable, unreachable, and not human. If celebrities become too human, too much like us, then what's the point of idolizing them? What's the point of being a fan?
What do you think? Can a rapper/celebrity come out of the closet? Will you still support them?