Diamond Platnumz has come out to defend his sexuality as a heterosexual after being called out for being gay by internet trolls.
The rumors started after Tanzanian socialite, Amber Lulu criticized him for wearing an anklet in a photo he posted from one of his performances.
Many fans also questioned his sexuality after he pierced his nose and ears some time back.
“I thought the ankle bracelet, just like any other jewelry, was an accessory. I did not foresee the backlash I received coming my way,” he commented.
The singer felt the need to defend himself before he is branded a homosexual.
The Tanzanian government is strongly against homosexual individual and Baba Tee does not want to be branded as such.
“I am urging those fueling reports, linking me to homosexuality, to stop. There are many young people looking up to me, and I don’t think those rumors are painting a representative picture of me as a role model,” he said.
The Tanzanian Regulation Commission has been reigning down on Tanzanian celebrities to post content that is accordance with acceptable cultures and values in Tanzania.
Recently, Hamissa Mobeto was forced to apologise for posting naked pictures on instagram.
Tanzanian celebrities have been advised to be good role models to the younger generation.
“I, however, ask my fans, who were offended by my controversial fashion statement, to forgive me. I would not want them to perceive me as being homosexual,” Diamond Platnumz concluded.
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