Daddy Yankee’s Rep Denies Gay Rumors


| April 4, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee found himself in a whirlwind of controversy yesterday after several online outlets quoted the singer declaring that he was gay during a press conference.

Adding to that, an alleged photo of the singer kissing another man surfaced on the ‘Net. However, his publicist says the the statement is completely fake and his rumored quotes were “falsely written,”

“Online blogs and social media are once again to blame for the spread of false news reports,” Mayna Nevarez said in a statement to Billboard. “Which other media outlets have also shared regarding a public figure. The reports circulating regarding Daddy Yankee’s declaration of homosexuality was falsely written by an online outlet known for fabricating false information and spreading it through social media sites.”

Originally, outlets quoted the singer confirming his homosexuality saying: “I am a human being like any other, with virtues and defects, and I don’t believe that this is a defect,” a statement Nevarez denies.