July 6, 2022

Isaiah Rashad sat down for an interview with Joe Budden that got released on the rapper and media personality’s Patreon yesterday (May 26). During the interview, as Rolling Stone notes, Rashad said he is “sexually fluid” and also addressed the leaked video of him having intimate physical encounters with men. “I’d say, like, I’m sexually fluid,” Rashad said. “I’m still learning about it myself. I’m putting my head in the books to find out the basics of it, but, basically, like, I’m not in full control of, when I walk into a room, of who I’m attracted to.”

Rashad continued, “I’m more attracted to a personality,. I’m more attracted, sometimes, to the intellect. And, sometimes, it’s just being attracted to somebody.” He added, “I have an understanding with myself that, you know, to not expect anything out of myself as far as an attraction.”

Rashad also told Joe Budden about how he reacted to learning of the leaked video. “The first couple days was, like, kind of weird for me. I wrecked my fuckin’ car,” he revealed. “I was super in my head.” He continued, “I knew afterwards that, like, I was going to have to talk to somebody, or talk about it, or people were just going to ask me stuff, or come up with assumptions. And I had to know, in that moment, I had to be OK with it.”

Taking the stage at Coachella in April, Rashad acknowledged the leaked footage, beginning his set with a multimedia collage of people reacting to the apparent outing with encouragement and support for him. The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper’s most recent album is last summer’s The House Is Burning.

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