Former OVO Sound artist iLoveMakonnen looks like he’s sticking around in Portland for the long-haul. The hip-hop newcomer has flexed his love for the popular Oregon city.

Mak went to Instagram heading into the weekend and showed off his feelings for The City of Roses.

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A recent published story revealed Mak’s Portland move inspired him to come out about his sexuality.

He says being in Portland pushed him to stop hiding that part of himself and live as he’s always wanted. “Portland is a place where everyone is being themselves, so I just felt like, I’m living here, and I want to be able to be myself,” Makonnen says. “I guess that’s why I call it my home now.” (Willamette Week)

This week, Atlanta trio Migos apologized for controversial remarks they made about Mak’s sexuality.

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In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Migos react to iLoveMakonnen’s recent gay announcement.

And so I’m surprised by Migos’ reaction when I mention iLoveMakonnen, the local MC who just came out as gay on Twitter. “Damn, Makonnen!” Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. I mention support I saw online for Makonnen’s decision. “They supported him?” Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. “That’s because the world is f*cked up,” says Offset. “This world is not right,” Takeoff says. “We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,” says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that “he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.” He frowns. “That’s wack, bro.” (Rolling Stone)