On the mend

Milan Christopher says he’s doing much better after nearly suffering a “mental breakdown” last week

Milan Christopher’s been having a rough few weeks. Luckily, things are finally looking up for the the 34-year-old actor/hip hop artist.

It all started about two weeks ago when he posted a cryptic tweet confessing that sometimes he wishes he wasn’t gay:

Last week, he still seemed in a bit of a funk, tweeting about his frustrations over “tolerance” verses “acceptance”:

He also took aim at the music industry and how many singers who claim to be LGBTQ allies rarely actually support or work with queer artists:

Well, what a difference a few days make. It looks like Milan is feeling a whole lot better this week after taking some time off to focus on himself.

Related: Milan Christopher posts a string of cryptic tweets, says “I wish I wasn’t gay”

Over the weekend, he tweeted that he’s in a much happier place after almost having a “mental breakdown” over what people were saying about his sexuality. Thankfully, he had his fans to help lift his spirits:

Not only that, but he says his new album BeastMode is also doing really, really well. Streaming numbers are up and the responses he’s been getting from listeners have been positive:

But the good news doesn’t stop there. Milan was recently given the IMPACT Award at the Pure Heat Community Festival, Atlanta’s annual Black Gay Pride celebration, which he shared about on Instagram:

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No Words can describe how it feels to have The Mayor & The City of Atlanta to recognize me & giving me “The Most Influential & Impactful Black Lgbt Music Artist Award” Getting this award from my own community in front of over 30,000 people & on @FoxNews was one of the most amazing experiences & the reason why I will never stop doing what I do. One day as a black openly gay music artist & Actor maybe @glaad @humanrightscampaign & @lalgbtcenter Vanguard will be more inclusive in recognizing all that I do for the LGBT community & black lgbt people in Black culture & not year after year rewarding people who closely resembles them or operate in a way in which they prescribe. It’s so much division even in the Lgbt community, race & a persons particular genre of expertise plays an important part in segregation & discrimination within our very own community. Anyhow, Same goes for @Vh1 @mtv @bet aka @viacom hell even @recordingacademy We need “Inclusivity” not “Tolerance” we need doors opened, not burning bridges to cross to steal door we then have to find a way to kick down, & we need more minority representation and accolades.. It’s truly a shame how we are treated. But until then, I want to thank The Atlanta Pride committee, the Mayor & the city of #Atlanta & all of its #LGBT community for this award. It’s such an amazing & humbling experience getting this award all the way from Los Angeles. Let’s me know I’m making a difference around the country. This was Something I will never forget! Thank you Again, from a Proud Black Gay Actor & Rapper carving his own name in this entertainment industry ????? #MilanChristopher

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Oh, and as for his haters, the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star is no longer letting them get him down:

We’re glad he’s managed to pull himself out of his funk and is doing so well!

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