Edmundo Gómez Moreno, aka Raymix, took to social media to open up about his sexuality with his fans for the first time.
Raymix is a pioneer in the electro-cumbia genre. Well, it's specifically defined as a project by the DJ, entrepreneur, singer, producer and songwriter whose real name is Edmundo Gómez Moreno. And he's recently decided not to hold out on his sexuality.
The 29-year-old released a video on his YouTube channel on June 5, 2020, to talk about the vulnerability of the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cases of racism and discrimination, and then finally to announce his big secret.
"Can you believe that in 2020, there are people in the industry who told me not to do this video?" He starts the announcement with, in Spanish. "That I should stay quiet and pretend to be the person I am not because I wouldn't be successful."
"They told me that the audience is not ready for an artist who sings cumbia or regional Mexican music [to come out as gay]," he continues, according to Billboard. "With so much pride today, I want to tell you that I'm gay. And if you ask me what will change after this message, the answer is: nothing."
"I've been wanting to say this for a long time and I'm happy to finally be able to say it because it isn't easy," the Mexican singer explains. "I am more free and happier than ever. I will continue to take cumbia to different parts of the world."
Watch: Raymix Announces Coming Out [in Spanish]
The DJ also took to Instagram to settle his social media announcement with the symbolic rainbow-colored hand, writing, "So many dreams do not fit in a damn closet. I officially say it to the universe: I am Edmundo and I am gay :)" [rough translation.]
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