On Wednesday, Daddy Yankee reportedly came out of the closest after photos surfaced of what looked to be him kissing another man. The statement, which made it’s way around the internet, read:
“Yesterday was displayed certain photographs showing a part of me, which I was not prepared to speak for fear of rejection, of criticism, but especially for my family and its consequences. Believe that now is the time to grow, not only as a human being, but in all aspects. believe that love is the purest feeling that exists and in this life, having the opportunity to share those moments with someone, which look and forget everything negative, it is a gift of life, I treasure more than myself.
“I do not want to lie and lie out of fear, I love what I do and what I am, my passion, I could never do something else, I feel really bad about not being able to share this with all my friends before, they are the ones I concerned and so I decided to be honest.
“I wish I could see beyond the note, I am a human being like anyone, flaws and virtues and not think this is a defect, I will not deny.
“I request and I thank the press to respect my family and myself, which concluded the issue with this letter and subsequent statements will not. I have fear and uncertainty, but I rely on my partner, I know that your love is larger than this, I ask with all my heart that I deem to have been honest and above all always be proud of who they are and never make the mistake that I made. ”
But the rapper denied the validity of this statement and the photo. According to the LA Times, Daddy responded to the allegations in a press conference. “Now, again to you ignorant ones: the Internet is where the lies become truth and truth becomes myth,” he said. “Wake up, bobo!”
“I have people on my team who are gay, and I respect them entirely and give them work,” Daddy Yankee continued.
So it looks like, for now, that Daddy Yankee is not gay… It looks like he was the subject of an internet rumor. What do you think? Is the photo above actually him? Sound off in the comments below.