UPDATE: Officials at Asher’s label home, SRC Entertainment, issued a statement Monday debunking allegations that the rapper is homosexual. SRC also denies that Roth was recently ousted for the roster…..
Asher Issued A Statement Of His Own About The Questions Surrounding His Sexuality:
“I hate to disappoint and take away the entertainment of it all but I am straight, not gay. It’s disheartening to know such news on someone’s personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source. This, to me, is an opportunity to expose our vulnerability to lies and manipulation through unprofessional and irresponsible news outlets, in which people consider TRUTH. Further, someone’s sexual orientation should NEVER be big news, as it delivers a troubling message to children that they can’t be themselves without fear of judgement. Race, creed, and sexual persuasion should not just be tolerated but understood and accepted. It’s extremely disappointing that this topic would be used with the intention of being hurtful. We are near
2010….2010!! Yet race, sex and religion still play a major role in a hate-driven society.For the love of the future and humanity….let’s wake up.”
Is Asher Roth gay?
Word is the unlikely rap star will appear on E! News this week; where he will reveal that he is gay, discuss his decision to come out of the closet, and express the fulfillment he’s found since moving to a “gay section” of New York City.
According to new reports, the “I Love College” hitmaker is the unnamed hip-hop artist mentioned in former MTV executive Terrance Dean’s 2008 tell-all Hiding in Hip-Hop: Confession Of A Down Low Brother In The Entertainment Industry. Dean has now posted the story on his blog with the title: “Asher Roth Admits He is the Gay Rapper From My Book.” Asher was recently photographed at a Gay Rights Parade in New York that was also attended by Lady Gaga, former American Idol Clay Aiken, and REM frontman Michael Stipe.
Asher was recently dropped from SRC Entertainment.