Mykki Blanco is one of rap's most colourful characters, an artist who resolutely treads his own path.
With the Pride festivities getting under way across the United States, the rapper has decided to reveal to fans that he is HIV positive.
An attempt to reduce the stigma surrounding HIV, Mykki Blanco wrote: "Ive been HIV Positive since 2011, my entire career. fuck stigma and hiding in the dark, this is my real life. I'm healthy I've toured the world 3 times but ive been living in the dark, its time to actually be as punk as i say I am."
Following this, the rapper said: "no more living a lie. HAPPY PRIDE."