Growing Up Hip Hop's reality star Andre King Comes Out as Gay

"It was so embracive and there was so much love, it felt like such a weight lifted off of me."

Growing Up Hip Hop

The new star of Growing Up Hip Hop, Andre King has came out of the closet and opened up about his biggest secret.

During the last screened episode on the night of December 1, the brother of Swizz Beatz and a reality star, King opened up about his sexuality on the series and said that his family was a great support to his revelation.

In the introductory episode, Andre King described himself as  “an actor, model, host, entertainer, fashion guru.” Talking to E! news, King said,"I came to [my family] and I was just honest and I said, ‘You know what, I have something that's been laying on me and I just really want to tell you guys something,' and I just told them that I am gay and just identify as me. They were just really proud of me and happy and they all gave me so much love and just really said, you know, this is big. This is bigger than you doing your reality [show], this is your reality."

"That felt so good to get the love," he said. His family's reaction was a "powerful" moment for him, Angela Simmons buddy, King said.
"It was so embracive and there was so much love, it felt like such a weight lifted off of me."Furthermore, he explained that his famous brother and sister-in-law, Alicia Keys, have been nothing short of supportive of his decision to come out as gay.

"I was just so nervous…I said I wish I would've come to them so much earlier and I probably wouldn't have gone through so many things that I've been through and they literally were like, ‘Dre, it's OK, we love you. We accept you no matter what. It's all good. It's all love.'"

King added, "I'm kind of glad that everything's happening now, everything happens for a reason and timing is everything…I feel like it's a new journey, it's a new chapter and it's just great things. There's been so much great feedback from my friends, my family and people that just know me. I can say it's a powerful thing that I'm doing and people are like you're going to inspire someone else to do the same thing, to come out and just let people know it's OK to be you. It's OK to be different. It's honestly dope to be different."

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