Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen) Biography

(Rapper and Singer)

At just age 28, he has become one of the familiar faces in the Hip-hop music industry.

Relationship Facts of Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen)

  • Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen) is having an affair.
  • His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

What is the relationship of Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen)?

Makonnen Sheran came out as gay on his official Twitter account on January 20, 2017.

He tweeted ‘As a fashion icon, I can’t tell u about everybody else’s closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it’s time I’ve come out.

He got lots of support and well wishes from fellow rappers and his fans from around the world.

He is not seeing anyone at the moment.

Currently, this rapper is dating another rapper Lil Peep.

He was previously in a relationship with a girl who goes by the name of SpookyTeenWitch.

She later revealed that he was really gay all along.

Who is Makonnen Sheran?

Makonnen Sheran, commonly known as iLoveMakonnen is an American rapper and singer.

At just age 28, he has become one of the familiar faces in the Hip-hop music industry.

Makonnen Sheran: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

He was born on April 12, 1989. He is from Los Angeles, California.

Sheran later moved to the Atlanta area in 2002 when he was 13 years old.

His father is a first-generation immigrant from Belize.

Additionally, he belongs to a mixed ethnic background of African-American, Asian, and Indian heritage.

He is of American nationality. Furthermore, his grandmother was an opera singer and his mother was a nail instructor.

As a result, he had an influential childhood with regard to music. Mackinnon grew up listening to famous musicians throughout his early life.

He has not revealed his educational background.

He attended a cosmetology school.

Makonnen Sheran: Professional Life, Career

Early Career

Makonnen Sheran’s career in the music world began in 2011. He first started making songs on his Gateway computer and uploading them to MySpace.

Soon, he met numerous rising musicians on the website one being Adele.

After accidentally shooting a friend, Makonnen was put under house arrest.

Then, this later became a wake-up call for him as he began becoming serious in the field of music.

Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen)
Caption: Makonnen Sheran (ILoveMakonnen) (Source: NME)

He attended a cosmetology school after he was released from house arrest in 2009.

There, he was part of a group called Phantom Posse. Consequently, he later formed a brief professional relationship with Atlanta producer Mike Will Made-It, whom he met in January 2012.

This was a starting point in his music career.

Later, DTP studios bought him where he played some of his songs towards a fellow producer Metro Boomin in March 2014.

His songDon’t Sell Molly No More” was the song that later launched his musical career.

He then met Spinz, Camonda Beat, and Dun Deal.

Growing Fame and Other Projects

In no time, Makonnen started gaining local fame within the community with songs such as ‘Living on the Southside‘, ‘Sneaky Lady’ and ‘My New Friend’.

In July 2014, he released his self-titled EP ‘iLoveMakonnen’.

On August 15, 2014,  Vice included his song ‘Whip It‘  in the Staff Picks for the Week list. Famous rapper, Drake reached out to Makonnen to remix the song “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” in August 2014 and he quickly agreed.

On September 1, 2014, he released his first single, “Tuesday”. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He has released more than 13 mixtapes as of now.  ‘3D’, ‘4G’, ‘5’, ‘6’, ‘Holiday Special’, ‘LTE’, ‘A Trillion Light Years’, ‘Drink More Water’, ‘Drink More Water 2’, ‘3 Suns’, ‘Red Trap Dragon’, ‘Drink More Water 6’ and other are some of them.

Makonnen signed to Drake’s label OVO Sound.

He was not happy with the record due to the delayed release of his songs.

Later, he parted ways with Drake’s label OVO Sound on April 18, 2016.

He announced on May 7, 2016, that he would be retiring from music to focus on acting.

Ironically, he then dropped a new song shortly after, with confirmation of a new project coming soon.

In 2015, Makonnen garnered the nomination for Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘Tuesday’.

Next, he received the nomination for MTV Woodie Award for the same song in the same year.

Net Worth and Salary

This singer’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million US.

Similarly, a musician’s average yearly salary is around $42k.

ILoveMakonnen’s Rumors, Controversy

Makonnen became the subject of worldwide conversation after his coming out in January of 2017.

In addition, there were rumors of Makonnen’s sex tape with a man during 2014.

This story soon ran out of juice after the rapper denied the rumor.

Afterward, there were rumors that he had a feud with Drake. There was confirmation that the two had bad blood between them.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about his body measurement, Makonnen Sheran has a height of 1.75m or 5 feet 9 inches.

Additionally, he weighs 80 kg or 176 lbs. His hair color and eye color are black.

Social Media Profiles

Makonnen aka ILoveMakonnen is active on the Facebook account but he is not active on Twitter and Instagram accounts.

He has more than 187 k followers on his Facebook account.

 

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