In a recent interview with LA Weekly, Odd Future’s female singer and DJ, Syd the Kid, opened up to discuss her decision to “come out” publicly via the ‘Net, and her long-time wish for other rumored lesbians like Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys to share their sexual preference with the public as well.
Syd the Kid, properly known as Sydney Bennett, decided to go public with her sexual preferences in The Internet’s (Matt Martian and Syd) 2011 “Cocaine” video. When asked by LA Weekly, why “come out” through “Cocaine,” Syd responded, “I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up. People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me…. I put myself out there because I’m sick of people asking. I’ve been asked it so many times. It’s annoying, it’s like, you can’t answer that yourself? Do I look straight to you? Shit, you got your answer — go watch ‘Cocaine.’”
The Cali artist was also asked to comment on the lack of openly gay artists within the industry right now, to which she responded by questioning those she believes hide their orientation.
“There’s Alicia Keys, who’s married to Swizz Beats – we know that shit ain’t real,” she said. “You got Queen Latifah kissing Common in movies. Missy Elliott saying she don’t wanna hang with bitches. You know she loves her some bitches.” —Amber McKynzie @amack_XXL