Mykki Blanco reveals he is HIV positive

Reggie Myers

This past Friday, rapper Mykki Blanco took to social media to reveal he was HIV+.  He posted the following message on his Facebook page:

‘I’ve been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I’m healthy I’ve toured the world 3 times but I’ve been living in the dark, It’s time to actually be as punk as I say I am.’

The post received over 10,000 likes as fans flooded the comment section with support and applause for the rapper’s bravery.

Blanco goes on to say that the music industry will not like his admission, so he wants to make his transition into the art world.

After his post on Facebook, he took to Twitter to talk about

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Mykki made a joke about the reveal the next day on Facebook regarding his followers’ reactions, possibly in an attempt to poke fun at a vulnerable moment. Nothing else has been said about this since the time of the rapper’s Facebook post.

About Reggie Myers

Reggie Myers is a writer and communications professional living in Philadelphia, Pa., where he graduated from Temple University. Music, television, film, books, video games, politics, and human sexuality are just a few of the many things that make him tick. When he's not working behind a computer screen, you can find him looking for new adventures, practicing photography, scheming ways to get to the front row of a concert, or scouring the corners of the internet for new music to put his friends on to. @reggieakil