Los Angeles, CA – Young M.A is making her press rounds as she gears up to release her album Herstory In The Making, and she doesn’t want people to get caught up in her sexuality. In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, M.A clarified that she’s not a lesbian — she just likes women.
The Brooklyn native sat down with Unlocked’s Jason Lee and within the first seven minutes, Lee asks “Would you date a guy” to which she replied without skipping a beat, “Absolutely not. That’s it. I just wouldn’t date a guy.” The “Ooouuu” rapper doesn’t even respond to labels reasoning, “I don’t like that. At first, I thought it was like — cause everybody said it but now I’m like – I’m just Young M.A man. I just don’t date dudes. I love women.”
She went on to say the purpose of these labels is to put artists in a box, especially the “female rapper” and “gay rapper thing.”
“First of all, female rappers alone seem to be the only ones in a box because you don’t say ‘male rapper’ … And then the gay rapper thing … I feel like if we don’t want to be separated. If we’re uniting and we’re doing all this type of thing where we want people to accept us for us, and stuff like that. Then as people, just like you’re a human and I’m a human, why still separate yourself? To me, it just doesn’t make sense. If you just want to be accepted for who you are, just say, ‘I am me’’