Take a look at any “one’s to watch” list from last year, and it’s almost certain that Chance The Rapper would have featured.
Waving the flag for the independent movement, the mass appealing Hip-Hop talent has caught the eyes and ears of the recording buying public who helped lift his ‘Coloring Book’ project to #1 via on streams alone.
Naturally with any such ascend, the spotlight isn’t limited to the artist alone. Their family are trust in to the spotlight.
It’s widely known that Chance’s father is a prominent Chicago based politician.
Now, it’s his younger brother who has folk talking – after he came out on Twitter today.
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Taylor Bennett, who is also a rap artist, took to social media to reveal that he is bisexual.
Writing to his 40,000 + follows, the 20-year-old said…
My birthday is tomorrow & moving into next year I’d like to be more open about myself to help others that struggle with the same issues.
Growing up I’ve always felt indifferent about my sexuality & being attracted 2 one sex & today I would like to openly come out to my fans.
I do recognize myself as a bisexual male & do & have always openly supported the gay community & will keep doing so in 2017.
While the story will inevitably (and understandably) center on the tie to his older brother, the real narrative here is that an active Black rapper (with a movement + momentum of his own) has shared his truth.
On the one hand it’s ultimately no one’s business, but – like he said – perhaps it’ll help someone. Kudos to him.