The 31-year-old told VH1 in 2017 that his fears and emotions throughout that season were genuine. “I didn’t know what I was getting into in the beginning, you know?” he confessed. “It was scary, it was nerve-wracking. There’s no manuscript to coming out or being you and accepting yourself.”
Though Miles acknowledged that Amber probably knew on some level he was bisexual, the hip hop artist explained to Buzzfeed that the scene in which he tells her was extremely uncomfortable, yet also honest and authentic.
“I’m not about to sugarcoat it. That moment was everything that I imagined it would be. It was my biggest nightmare,” he shared. “It was definitely the hardest thing that I’ve ever done in my life. Seeing her crumble made me crumble… There is never a right way to tell a woman who loves you that. There was a lot of sadness that day.”
At the time, Miles admitted that the backlash over his sexuality was “hurtful,” and that he’s no different from other guys in the business. “At the end of the day, I hate the label ‘gay rapper.’ I’m a rapper who happens to be open about who he lays with,” he said.
“I go to the studio, I listen to music, I put the pen to the paper, and I create. I’m an artist. I’m a writer. I’m a rapper.”