Milan Christopher

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Milan Christopher
Milan Christopher 2018.png
Christopher in 2018
Born
Milan Christopher Gordy

(1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 35)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • actor
  • model
  • businessman
Musical career
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsVocals

Milan Christopher (born Feb 28, 1984; sometimes known as Milan Christopher Gordy) is an American rapper, actor, model, and businessman.[1] He is best known for his supporting role on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, and his single "When I Go", protesting the bullying of LGBT youth.

Personal life[edit]

Christopher is openly gay and has said that homosexuality is much more common among male rappers than often believed.[2]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Born on the south side of Chicago[3] (77th & Hermitage), Christopher moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2008 to pursue his rapping/producing & modeling career.

After working with Beyoncé on the music video "Haunted," Christopher realized he wanted to focus on his solo rap career.[4] Christopher released his EDM rap single "Burning Up" under the music management of D-tech A.R. of Akon's Konvicts Musiq Label.[5]

In mid-2016, Christopher released his album The Alpha and a controversial visual for his single "When I Go" based on domestic violence, bullying, and LGBT suicide rates.[6] This music video caused Christopher to be featured on the cover of Los Angeles Times for a second time,[7] as well as coverage in many publications and blogs.[8][9][10] The music video won him the Gentleman of Artistry award at the 2016 Gentlemen's Ball, and a personal thank-you letter from California State Senator Isadore Hall III.[11][12]

in 2018 Milan Christopher Released his Second Album "beastmode" which Garnished over 10 million streams [13] After which he had a mental breakdown due to stress & over promotions. His album did so well that he was awarded by the City of Atlanta the LGBT IMPACT Award at the Pure Heat Community Festival, Atlanta’s annual Black Gay Pride celebration in 2018. [14] in 2019 Milan Christopher Co Directs & co Stars in ballroom Fueled Music video "WTP" by Teyana Taylor [15]

Acting[edit]

Christopher appeared in a supporting role in the second season of the reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood on VH1 as the first openly gay male on the channel's reality shows. As a result of this role, in 2016, Christopher was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times[16] and on the nationally syndicated Wendy Williams Show.[17] Christopher has also appeared on TV shows such as Nip/Tuck and was also featured as a guest on The Doctors, and 12 Corozones, as well as commercials for brands like Red Bull, Chase Bank, and Virgin Mobile. Christopher has also appeared in music videos with Kanye West, The Game, Lil Wayne, and Ne-Yo.

Other ventures[edit]

Christopher's brand includes modeling, teeth-whitening facilities, and a line of underwear.[4] In June 2017, Christopher appeared in a nude photoshoot for Paper magazine.[18] Because of the huge Success & notoriety from the paparmag shoot, in 2018 Milan Launched his own adult toy line with Fleshjack, [19] in 2019 Milan created The first Openly Gay Black male Superhero Comic book Character Ragneron & 6 part tv series based on the character & comic. [20][21] Due to his successes in business, as of 2019 Milan Christopher net worth has reached multi- millionaire status and has a net worth of 2.5 million. [22][23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2016 Gentlemen's Ball[11] Gentleman of Artistry Himself Won
Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2018 Atlanta Lgbt award festival[24] lgbt impact award Himself Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirst, Seamus (January 12, 2016). "'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' Star Milan Christopher On Being An Entrepreneur, Rapper And Advocate". Forbes.
  2. ^ "Milan Christopher Slams Donald Trump & Claims Most Rappers Are Bisexual". Youtube. 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "'Love and Hip Hop' star arrested after allegedly punching co-star: police". Chicago Tribune. November 2, 2015.
  4. ^ a b vh1. "Who Is Milan Christopher from Love and Hip Hop Hollywood?". VH1. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  5. ^ "BGCLive.com". BGCLive.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  6. ^ "Milan Christopher - When I go ft Papi Chuloh (Official Music Video) - YouTube". M.youtube.com. 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  7. ^ "'Love & Hip Hop' star Milan Christopher releases powerful video 'When I Go'". Los Angeles Times. 2016-05-23. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  8. ^ "Milan's Haunting New Music Video Sheds Light on Domestic Abuse and Suicide in the Gay Community". VH1. May 24, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Out "Love & Hip Hop" Star Milan Christopher Drops Music Video About LGBT Suicide". NewNowNext. June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Milan Christopher's "When I Go" Tells Tale of Suicide and Homophobia Through Hip-Hop". AllHipHop. May 23, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Photo Gallery: Glitz and glam as Gentlemen's Ball honors black LGBT Atlanta". The Georgia Voice. October 19, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "Milan Christopher Receives Accolades For LGBT Community Work (PHOTO)". Wetpaint. June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  13. ^ https://soundcloud.com/milan-christopher.
  14. ^ {{cite web|https://www.queerty.com/milan-christopher-says-hes-much-better-nearly-suffering-mental-breakdown-last-week-20180910
  15. ^ http://www.newnownext.com/teyana-taylor-wtp-werk-this-pussy-music-video/01/2019/
  16. ^ "Black gay couple in VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' breaks new ground". Los Angeles Times. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  17. ^ "Out in Hip Hop". YouTube. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  18. ^ "Love & Hip Hop's Milan Christopher Takes a Ride on the NSFW Side". Paper. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  19. ^ https://www.fleshjack.com/collections/fleshjack-boys/products/milan-christopher
  20. ^ https://attitude.co.uk/article/milan-christopher-creates-first-ever-black-openly-gay-superhero-comic-ragneron/20879
  21. ^ http://milanchristopher.webs.com/
  22. ^ https://www.celebsnetworthtoday.com/bio-wiki-2018-2019-2020-2021/rapper/milan-christopher-net-worth-30724/
  23. ^ https://www.empiremovies.com/2019/01/16/milan-christopher-net-worth-2019-businesses-incomes-and-earnings/
  24. ^ Cite error: The named reference queerty was invoked but never defined (see the help page).