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Mykki Blanco to leave music for investigative journalism

By | Published on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco is apparently quitting the music business to take up a new career in investigative journalism.

In a post on Facebook earlier this week, the rapper wrote: “I have decided to focus and pursue a passion I’ve had for quite some time now which is investigative journalism, particularly focusing on documenting and writing about homosexuality and gay culture in remote corners of the world”.

Commenting on this seemingly drastic shift, she added: “I must be honest, writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people, mostly male, no longer interests me and I’ve felt this way for over a year now”.

“I do not find being a ‘rapper’ fascinating”, she continued. “And rather than waste the remaining nine months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don’t know what I want, I’m taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want – to observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society, so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot”.

Read the full statement post here.