“Talent is talent,” says Sissy Rich, who calls himself the first openly gay rapper
“I feel like I did in six months what the majority other people have been trying to do for the past ten years and that’s being taken serious in a male-dominated game, as far as hip hop goes,” he tells RumorFix in an exclusive interview.
If you Google search “first gay rapper” — like we did – Sissy Rich’s name comes up along with a wide range of rumored and openly gay rappers.
So is Sissy Rich really the first gay rapper? Technically, yes. The rapper says he has branded himself with the title and copyrighted it, and so far it’s working for him.
“I feel like instead of everybody trying to claim ‘I’m the first gay rapper,’ they should have tried before I did four or five months ago.”
But being “The First Gay Rapper” isn’t nearly as important to the Miami native than the meaning behind his stage name, Sissy Rich.
“I don’t call myself Sissy Rich for any type of economical value or anything in that type of nature. I call myself Sissy Rich because I’m taking a negative word and I’m showing that it can be made into a positive of being accepting of what society calls us. And [my stage name] “Rich,” it’s not for financial value, it’s to show that as long I’m rich to myself and true to myself, I’ll be rich forever.”
Not only is the rapper rolling in plenty of riches, he is also the new face of PETA.
“It’s something I feel will be a good thing for me as well as the LGBT community as well as the revolution of gay hip hop.”
And no need to worry, that is faux fur in his photo!