ILoveMakonnen performs at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Saban Theatre on August 28, 2015. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Atlanta rapper iLoveMakonnen first broke out in 2014 with the single “Tuesday.” The bouncy club hit, which featured a remix verse and co-sign from Drake, became a pop sensation, and put Makonnen on the map. In the wake of this success, however, Makonnen (born Makonnen Sheran) has faced a series of increasingly difficult setbacks. He had a falling out with Drake and OVO Sound last year, and then proceeded to announce that he was gay in January, drawing wildly mixed responses from the hip-hop community (particularly from rap trio Migos ).
Makonnen addressed these topics in a new interview with The Fader. Regarding Migos, the rapper responded in good humor, saying “Hell nah, they ain’t got no problem with gay people! They f**kin’ song is Versace ! Like, the f**k! N*gga, [Gianni] Versace is the gayest n*gga. They ain’t got issues with him, why they got issues with me?”
Makonnen also discussed his sour relationship with Drake , which reportedly turned violent at an afterparty for the MTV Music Awards. Read the rapper’s account below:
I’m here in the middle of the floor, no security, and they coming and I just step to the side and they see me and stop and the biggest motherf**ker in the game goes, woo woo woo, “Next time I’ma f**k you up! And all security and everybody stop like, “What the f**k.” And the guys with me was like, “What you do?! I don’t have nothing to say. All I did was smile. And I guess they took that as a threat. I was confused, like, “It can’t be little old me. I’m just a goddamned old record from way back when. What the f**k am I doing causing stresses and pains?”
Makonnen went on to confirm that the posse belonged to none other than Drizzy himself, saying “We have a platinum selling record together! The guy! The leader of the crew!” Read the full interview with The Fader right here .
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