American rapper Makonnen Sheran, better known as Ilovemakonnen, found initial success in 2014 when Drake released a remix of his song, Tuesday. Since the rise, a lot has been going on with Makonnen’s life as he signed with Drake’s record label OVO, departed, lost weight, signed with Warner Bros and so on.
Here is everything about Ilovemakonnen net worth, songs, age, height, parents, sexuality, and the death of his boyfriend.
|Birth Name||Makonnen Sheran|
|Birthday||April 12, 1989|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
Ilovemakonnen Gay, Death of Boyfriend, and Girlfriend
In January 2017, Makonnen opened up about his sexuality as gay via Twitter. The news got mixed responses with many rappers supporting him, but some were disappointed with him. During an interview with The Rolling Stone in February 2017, American Hip-hip Trio Migos, consisting of Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo, were not happy with Makonnen’s act. However, the trio Migos issued an apology later stating that their comments were misinterpreted and had no issues with sexual preferences.
Soon after coming out as gay, Makonnen worked with Lil Peep for an album in summer of 2017, and the rumors of them dating each other started. They attended several red carpet events, social events, and their social media profiles were full of adorable photos together.
Their relationship ended prematurely because of Lil Peep’s untimely death. On November 15, 2017, Lil Peep died due to narcotic analgesics overdose. Later, Makonnen revealed that he never had any boyfriend during an interview with The Fader in March 2017.
Before Makonnen came out as gay, there were rumors of him being in a relationship with his then girlfriend, SpookyTeenWitch. However, the stories had no real depth.
Ilovemakonnen Net Worth & Songs
Makonnen began singing from his childhood days after being inspired by his grandmother, who was an opera singer. In 2014, he met the record producer, Mike Will Made It, who introduced him to Metro Boomin and recorded six songs altogether. Later, he released a song, “Don’t Sell Molly No More,” which helped in launching his singing career.
Makonnen started gaining popularity at a local level with songs like Sneaky Lady, Living on the Southside, and My New Friend. In July 2014, he released an EP, Ilovemakonnen, which consisted of singles like I Don’t Sell Molly No More and Tuesday.
The single, Tuesday caught the attention of Drake and reached out to Sonny Digital to release a remix of the song.
After both parties agreed, the remix, Tuesday went viral and became the breakthrough of Makonnen’s career. Later, Makonnen signed with Drake’s record label, OVO. However, he had problems with the label as they delayed the release of his tracks. Eventually, he decided to depart with the label in 2016.
In April 2019, he released a song titled, “I’ve Been Waiting” featuring Lil Peep, which he collaborated before his demise. As per Pitchfork.com, he will release his new EP, M3 in June 2019. The EP will consist of five tracks, including Drunk on Saturday.
His net worth dwells around $1.5 million.
Ilovemakonnen Wiki – Bio: Age, Height, Ethnicity & Parents
Makonnen was born in South Los Angeles, California, in the year 1989, which makes his age 30. He celebrates his birthday on 12 April, and his birth sign is Aries. His father was an immigrant from Belize, and his mother worked as a nail instructor.
In an interview, he described himself as mixed ethnicity with African-American, Irish, Indian, German, Belgian, and Chinese descent.
Makonnen has a decent height of 5 feet 8 inches.