Rapper Keko has been granted Canadian citizenship After Coming Out As Gay…Pearl Vibe has learnt. “My gay ass is free yes free and there will be a wedding you best believe,” Keko wrote on Twitter.
Keko, the popular Ugandan rapper, bravely chose to come out as lesbian. The 29-year-old, who’s long been the subject of rumours about her sexuality, became a household name in East Africa thanks to her 2011 breakout single How We Do It.
“I’ve always been a tomboy,” Keko (born Jocelyne Tracey Keko) told Public Radio International (PRI) in a recent interview.
“That’s the funny thing growing up like — even my aunties in the village, they look at me now and they are like, ‘Ah, that one’s always been like that. We know she’s always been like that.”
According to the interview, the performer was the one who then asked to specifically talk about “the LGBT thing” and her sexuality.
“I’m sure everybody in the entire country knows I’m gay,” Keko said. “They are probably still [in] denial, but I’m not.”
The girl from Tororo explained that she hoped that coming out would help young people struggling with their sexuality, as well as dispel the idea that homosexuality is “unAfrican”.
“I speak on it because there are so many kids out there that are like that … people always have that notion where they say, ‘Oh, [being gay] is such a Western thing, they are copying it from the movies.’ So, I speak on it because people need to live freer lives.