Daddy Yankee Comes Out of The Closet? ‘I do not want to lie and lie out of fear’ [Update]

20130403-140807The photo above is causing quite a stir on the internet. Daddy Yankee photo above is kissing a young man, according to various Latino Publications. Daddy Yankee has issued a statement addressing the photo and opening up about his homosexuality, a month after he denied being gay on Twitter.

“I have people on my team who are gay and I respect them,”  he told the Spanish press.

Read Daddy Yankee’s statement below translated via Google Translate below:

“Yesterday was displayed certain photographs showing a part of me, which I was not prepared to speak for fear of rejection, of criticism, but especially for my family and its consequences. Believe that now is the time to grow, not only as a human being, but in all aspects. believe that love is the purest feeling that exists and in this life, having the opportunity to share those moments with someone, which look and forget everything negative, it is a gift of life, I treasure more than myself.

“I do not want to lie and lie out of fear, I love what I do and what I am, my passion, I could never do something else, I feel really bad about not being able to share this with all my friends before, they are the ones I concerned and so I decided to be honest.

“I wish I could see beyond the note, I am a human being like anyone, flaws and virtues and not think this is a defect, I will not deny.

“I request and I thank the press to respect my family and myself, which concluded the issue with this letter and subsequent statements will not. I have fear and uncertainty, but I rely on my partner, I know that your love is larger than this, I ask with all my heart that I deem to have been honest and above all always be proud of who they are and never make the mistake that I made. ”

 

Update 4:22 p.m.: An agency identifying itself as Daddy Yankee’s publicist has refuted rumors that the Puerto Rican reggaeton artist had publicly acknowledged he is gay.

Wednesday afternoon, the offices of Nevarez Communications and Perfect Partners in Florida issued a statement that reports circulating throughout various social media outlets regarding the artist’s sexual orientation were completely false.

The statement contained a quote attributed to Mayna Nevarez, president of the public relations firm Nevarez Communications:

“Online blogs and social media are once again to blame for the spread of false news reports, which other media outlets have also shared regarding a public figure. The reports circulating regarding Daddy Yankee’s declaration of homosexuality was falsely written by an online outlet known for fabricating false information and spreading it through social media sites.

via LA Times

 

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