Daddy Yankee has come out of the closet following a bit of a scandal after the above photo circulated showing him kissing a young man.
He reportedly issued a statement addressing the photo and opening up about his homosexuality. This comes a month after he fervently denied being gay on Twitter.
Read the statement (translated via Google) below:
“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. “
We’re still checking on the validity of the statement, but it’s making its way across multiple Hispanic publications.
UPDATE: Daddy Yankee and his representatives have denied the statements.