Where have I been? So apparently Asher Roth came out of the closet and is set to tell his story on E! News later this week.
Rapper Asher Roth will appear on E!News during the Christmas Holiday celebration to talk about his recent “coming out of the closet”. Asher was recently at a Gay Rights Parade with Lady Gaga, American Idol Winner, Clay Aiken, Blink 182, and REM lead man Michael Stipe.
At first, this appeared to be a rumor but I called Terrance Dean, the author of “Hiding in Hip-Hop” and he confirmed that Asher is indeed mentioned in his book. I then went to his blog and saw that he posted this last week:
Asher Roth admits he is the infamous “Gay Rapper” in a new book put out by Terrance Dean, formerly of MTV. Dean who at first said he wouldn’t say names, is now not agreeing or disputing that Asher is indeed the “Gay Rapper”…Asher who came out on E!News after speaking publicly about his support for American Idol winner, Clay Aiken. Asher, who was recently rumored to be dropped from his SRC Label, is currently living in a gay section of New York, and “loving life”.
We’ll definitely be discussing this Monday morning with Terrance Dean at 9:30 ET, but rest assured that Asher’s career should skyrocket from all this news.
**Update: According to Vlad,
As Executive Vice President of Loud.com / SRC Records, I would like to address the recent internet rumors about Asher Roth:
Asher Roth is not gay, and is not scheduled to be interviewed on the E! Channel. Furthermore, Asher has not been dropped from SRC Records, and is a top priority at the label after having sold over a million copies his “I Love College” single. Asher is currently working on his next album for SRC.
Executive Vice President Loud.com / SRC / Universal