Sorry, boys. Grammy Award-winning, Puerto Rican gangsta rap and reggaeton hotness Daddy Yankee says he is not on our team—despite many rumors that spread like wildfire across social media that claimed the singer issued a "homosexuality declaration" after compromising pictures allegedly/supposedly were leaked.
"Once again social networks are the protagonists in spreading false news, which have been replicated by other media involving a public figure. The story that is circulating about Daddy Yankee’s homosexuality declaration is a false story written by an Internet portal as many others, dedicated to fabricate and disseminate news through social networks," said Helga García, president of Perfect Partners Public Relations.
You may recall the first time the rapper "came out" was in 2008 ... as a Republican and supporter of Sen. John McCain's failed presidential bid.
The Los Angeles Times and other outlets reported Wednesday that the "Gasolina" singer had issued a statement that confirmed he was gay.
For weeks, the Spanish-language media and bloggers have been working themselves into a lather about the sexual orientation of Daddy Yankee. ... The blather reached a crescendo Wednesday after photos of a man resembling Daddy Yankee kissing another man surfaced on the 'net and were picked up and reprinted by other outlets. That set off another round of innuendo: according to some accounts, Daddy Yankee released a statement acknowledging that he is gay, and asking the media to respect his and his family's privacy.
"I am a human being like any other, with virtues and defects, and I don't believe that this is a defect," he was quoted as saying in a putative "statement" to the press and his followers.
The "speculation" apparently began after Daddy Yankee was asked his opinion on same-sex marriage. The rapper reportedly gave this response in Spanish: "I have people on my team who are gay, and I respect them entirely and give them work.”
Would have been HOT if it were true. But seriously: A "homosexuality declaration"? Does this even sound like something Daddy Yankee would say? #ChildPlease
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