VH1 gave fans a lot to talk about earlier this week when it was revealed that next season “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” would feature its first gay male couple on the show. But what also had people talking was a report that one half of the couple, producer Milan Christopher, has been alleging that his fellow cast mates are refusing to film with him because he’s gay. Now, Omarion has spoken out about the drama and is giving his opinion on Milan and his boyfriend.
As previously reported, VH1 revealed that they would be giving a major storyline that “will explore one of the most complex relationships in franchise history. Miles, a West Coast rapper, who was raised with church values bravely faces his truth, when he realizes he’s in love with Milan, an openly gay man. The struggle becomes complicated for Miles because his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Amber, is still in love with him. The season follows Miles and Milan’s difficult and emotional journey as they deal with the stigmas often associated with intimate relationships between black men in the music industry,”
In addition to their own relationship drama, TMZ reported that sources were saying that at least three of the rappers refuse to film with Milan. Although they claim they’re not homophobic, Milan allegedly says that it’s clear that they want nothing to do with gay rappers.
Recently, Omarion spoke with TMZ on camera about the drama and he seemed to be unaware that Milan and Miles are even on the show with him.
Omarion then explained, “Hell nah! I don’t like that s— in my storyline. N—a, keep that out of my motherf—— storyline. Don’t bring that s— nowhere near my s—!”
When the reporter explained that the rappers are allegedly shunning Milan not because he’s gay, but because he’s not a relevant producer, Omarion then seemed to change his tune about the cold shoulder Milan is allegedly receiving.
“Oh so they hating on him ‘cause he got on the show. That’s wack!” Omarion said. “Why they hating? He just trying to get them bands.”
Omarion then explained that, if Milan and Miles are on the show just for ratings, he supports that network decision because inclusivity is good business and he believes that being gay is a popular thing right now.
“Well, I mean it is popular right now. For real, you’ve got to have one of them on the show. It’s real life. That’s just where we are right now. If I’m a network, I’m thinking that too. I’ve got to touch everybody,” Omarion said.
The singer then continued to change his tune and explained that he’d welcome Milan if he was “cool.”
It sounds like “cool” might translate to non-threatening or discomforting for Omarion, which isn’t exactly a progressive way to think when you’re going to be around another human being who is different from you. But we’ll wait and see if he keeps his word and really does welcome Milan or shuns him.