Hip-hop may not be the most gay friendly musical genre, but that hasn’t stopped homo Quentin Harris. Though he insists he doesn’t want to be categorized as a “gay musician,” Harris remains completely open about his queer experience, including growing up in Detroit’s hip-hop scene, where hung with Eminem and company:
It wasnâ€™t easy to come out but when you come out you tend to know how to be smart about those things. I was fortunate in that I was always quiet as a kid. Iâ€™ve met people from school years later and found out they were gay and they found out I was and theyâ€™d be like â€˜we had no idea, we had no cluesâ€™. Iâ€™ve never worn my sexuality on my arm.
Harris also offered his own hypothesis on why some hip-hoppers stick to their anti-gay guns: “I think itâ€™s because of the street elements within in, (itâ€™s caused by) that whole concept or not being seen as a weak individual.â€