Yusaf Mack, the Philadelphia boxer whose sexuality became a national headline after appearing alongside two men in Holiday Hump’n tells HipHollywood in an exclusive interview that he’s been into men since he was a teenager and is looking forward to dating someone with that XY chromosome.
Mack, who has ten children with six women, tells HipHollywood in an exclusive interview that he was fearful of being treated differently causing him to hide his homosexual desires from the world. “It was like that man in me that I didn’t want anybody to know. I’m over it now though. I’m living my life and I’m happy,” the athlete reveals us in a lengthy sit-down interview.
Holiday Hump’n, a gay porn starring the boxer, forced him to confront his sexuality, an effort he fumbled initially. Mack first stated he was drugged before appearing in the XXX flick, then admitted that tale was a lie, he was actually bisexual. In the days following the bisexual revelation, Mack upped the ante, coming out completely as a homosexual man.
The entire episode strained the former IBF champion’s family ties, particularly with his daughter. “[She] said, ‘Kill yourself. You’re an embarrassment to our family. Then she apologized and we cried. I didn’t want to hurt nobody. I didn’t want my kids to look at me different.” One person who has been supportive through the entire ordeal is Mack’s now former fiancée. “She was like, ‘You gonna be you and I’m gonna love you regardless,'” he recounted.
Now that he’s living openly with his sexuality, the boxer says he’s looking forward to exploring his options by dating a member of the transgender community.
Tracee Ellis Ross Spills The Real Tea On ‘Black-ish’ Wage Demands + Deon Cole, Jenifer Lewis Weigh In
Tracee Ellis Ross is unveiling the truth behind recent reports that she was demanding more money for her time spent on ABC’s Black-ish.
Just last week, The Hollywood Reporter suggested Tracy was in negotiations and asking for more for not only going into her fourth season on the hit show, but because her male co-host, Anthony Anderson, makes significantly more than she does.
The report also claimed that if she didn’t make any headway, she might step away and consider guest starring on other shows.
Over the weekend, Ellis addressed the reports and didn’t exactly deny the claims. In a lengthy statement shared on social media, Ross said that she “was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show.”
She continued, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”
She did, however, confirm that claims there were threats are false. “I wish I could have been called by the reporter to confirm that,” she wrote.
Tracy’s statement falls right in line with what her co-stars, Deon Cole and Jenifer Lewis, explained to HipHollywood on Sunday night during the 2018 SAG Awards.
When asked about Ross’ desire to earn more money, Lewis said, “Tracee should have more money, you should have more money, every woman should have more money because we’ve been in the background too long. ”
Television’s favorite mom continued, “We’ve got grab her by the pussy in the White House and women are not standing for it anymore. Black-ish is a very important show, we are dealing with all the pressing issues of our time … This is the time to look it in the face and address it and come through the fire. Women are not taking it anymore.”
Deon also shut down rumors that Ross would be taking a back seat, telling us “There’s two sides to every story. Tracee is fine, everybody is fine, and everybody is getting paid. Everybody is eating. It’s all love I promise you.”
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