Mykki Blanco announces that he is HIV Positive

“Fuck stigma”

Former Crack cover star Mykki Blanco has revealed that he has been HIV Positive since 2011 via a Facebook post. “I’m healthy I’ve toured the world 3 times,” he said, “but I’ve been living in the dark, it’s time to actually be as punk as I say I am.”

This weekend, Pride celebrations take place in LA and Brooklyn. In the comments section of the post, Blanco posted “no more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE”, thanked his fans for their support and commented that “the music industry ain’t gonna like I admitted this so if a curator could help me move more into the art world that would be awesome”.

At the beginning of 2015, Mykki Blanco signed to !K7 Records. On his Facebook page, he’s recently said that he’s going to be working on an album alongside yet-to-be-named collaborative projects. Read Blanco’s Facebook post and revisit the video for She Gutta below.

Ive been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I’m…

Posted by Mykki Blanco on Friday, June 12, 2015



Photography: Dave Ma for Crack Magazine