Reality TV star Milan Christopher took it all off for his Paper magazine cover story. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta‘s first openly gay male cast member discussed being a gay role model and pursuing his rap music career as one of hip hop’s few openly gay rappers.
Christopher said he was inspired by actor Burt Reynolds to do a full frontal nude photo shoot.
“I don’t even think that he showed dick, but he did this nude thing for Cosmopolitan and it was a huge scandal,” Milan said of Reynolds.
“I want that ‘break the internet’ moment,” Milan continued. “I want people to look at this and be like, ‘Oh, wow, it’s ok. This guy is a musician, he’s on TV. He’s doing this, he’s doing that but it’s ok.'”
PAPER MAG: Do you consider yourself a role model?
MILAN: You know the craziest thing? I was just hosting in Detroit. I posted a picture on Instagram and it was this little eight-year-old boy, caucasian boy from Canada, who begged his mom to drive him to Detroit to meet me and he knew all the words to my songs. I was just like this is the weirdest thing. I never knew that I was influencing that age group or that they were even paying attention. So, I do think, in a sense, yes, I am a role model. But I also think that at the same time…Im nervous. But this takes a very strong person to go face forward and make it happen and make people accept it.
Did you have any role models when you were growing up?
Absolutely. Prince and Michael Jackson. Those are my role models. I don’t know what Prince’s sexual orientation is but I think that he has the biggest influence on me because he was able to transcend from being a man but also being very effeminate and having both men and women just love him and respect him. I think if I could take part in our culture, that’s the part I want to take, that place. You know, where Prince left off. And of course Michael Jackson is one of the best entertainers ever. And he used his music to send out very powerful messages.
Are you single now or no?
I am single.
How do you meet guys?
Umm, at the gym–there was a time that I used to have Grindr, I don’t have it anymore… Right now, I kinda use the gym, Instagram, Snapchat.
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