LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Openly gay hip-hop artist Ripparachie recently released a ground breaking music video for "Twerk Like Ashton," the song that got both men and women twerking. The video features Ashton Bryant, who is actually a male from Florida. Ashton has been going by the moniker, Twerk King, ever since his twerk video went viral.
The rapper commented, "The purpose behind this song and video is to prove that a gay rapper can make a song that anyone can dance to. No one would know I was gay if this song came on the radio. Why? Because it is music and at the end of the day that is all that matters."
The hit TV series "Empire" zooms in on how it would be for an openly gay artist in this music industry. Being gay in the music industry is still taboo. Artists either put up a front or avoid talking about their private life to avoid losing their fan base.
Young Thug's gay rumors are just an example of this matter. The rapper is known for calling his male friends "lover" and "bae," leading the world to question his sexuality. In an interview with Bossip, Young Thug finally addressed the rumors by casually stating that he is not gay and it is only a "language."
Openly gay hip hop artist Ripparachie has been on blogs for "dissing" Mike Pence. A new anti-gay law has been passed in Indiana, the state Ripparachie was born and raised in. Seeing the unfairness of the bill, the rapper decided to join the #BoycottIndiana movement and create a song on how he feels about the new law.
Ripparachie's "Twerk Like Ashton" is now available on all online stores for download.
Ripparachie, fueled by his desire to make a positive change in today's society, wants to make music for all crowds and end discrimination. #CoinTeam and Ripparachie have been traveling to encourage and inspire people all across the nation.
Born in Lafayette, a small town in Indiana, Ripparachie wants to bring a positive change to the community. This country boy has achieved great success and aims to bring competitive, revolutionary lyrics that the rap industry is known for without the negativity. His video "What's The T?" obtained 150 thousand views in just 24 hours, hitting Worldstarhiphop.com by storm and gaining 2600 comments. He also has been featured on Huffingtonpost.com twice.
Contact for Interviews, requests, more information, etc.