Isaiah Rashad addresses sex tape leak on his own terms and his supporters are loving it

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On Wednesday, Feb. 9, a video showing Rashad and some men engaged in various sex acts was leaked and spread across the internet. Last night performing at Coachella, his first public appearance since the leak, Rashad used his performance to address the tape and speculation about his sexuality.

The opening of his set can be seen here:

The rapper stitched together a series of videos and audio from people (especially celebrity gossip bloggers) talking about the leak. The focus leaned heavily on the questions around his sexuality and basically said it’s nobody’s business but his.

People had a lot of love for him across the board:

Fans were talking about how much they missed him: 

They continued to express the desire for him to be protected given all the turmoil that he’s been through: 

While the Tennessee native Rashad has been a big figure in the scene for a while, coming up through TDE, he has really been coming into his own of late. Last year he released an album called The House is Burning, which featured Lil Uzi Vert and SZA, to a wide critical appraisal.