Playboi Carti won’t be defined by labels.
In his new cover story for Highsnobriety, the Atlanta rapper, 24, shared his thoughts on his sexuality, admitting that he’s always going to go against the grain. “If the world’s going right. I’m gonna go left. If your cross is straight, then I’m gonna put my sh*t upside down. If you hate cigarettes, then I’m gonna smoke as many as I can,” he declared, before addressing rumors of his sexual orientation. “I’m anti-everything. I’m not going out my way to have people like, ‘Oh, what the f**k’s Carti on? Is he gay, or is he he trolling?’ No, bro — I don’t give a f*ck. I’m being myself.”
Carti went on to share regret for not embracing that mentality earlier in his career. “I hate that I waited so long to be myself. I wish I came in like this,” he continued. “But if you look at my career you see little signs of that sh*t. Even if I wasn’t wearing all black and all that sh*t, I always had a glimpse of this. ‘Oh yeah, bro out here, he on some whole other sh*t’ – it’s always been me. From the moment I came into this game. You know what I’m saying?”
The rapper previously faced scrutiny over his sexuality when he rapped about the topic on his Whole Lotta Red cut, “New Tank,” with the line: “They thought I was gay.