Mykki Blanco plans to wind down on music to become an investigative journalist

The rapper/performance artist intends to travel to Nepal to learn about the LGBT rights in the country before returning to academic studies, with a longterm goal of becoming an accredited investigative journalist.

24.03.15

Mykki Blanco is winding down on music to pursue a career in investigative journalism.

Last night, rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco posted a statement on Facebook declaring that "writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people mostly male no longer interests me and I've felt this way for over a year now… rather than waste the remaining 9 months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don't know what I want I'm taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want".

To that end, Blanco will be heading to Nepal in May to learn about the LGBT rights in the country and to gain the initial experience in on-the-ground reporting before returning to academic studies in sociology and gender studies.

Ultimately, Blanco hopes to "observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot."

Read the entire Facebook post below. It's worth stressing that there's no direct mention of quitting, but the implication seems to be that a passion for journalism will eventually supercede music-making. Follow your heart!

[via Dazed Digital]