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TV and radio presenter Cyprian Ndlovu has spoken about rumours that he’s a gay man.
The 22-year-old YFM and former Club 808 star told the Sowetan that his sexuality has been the subject of much speculation.
“The biggest misconception about me is that I’m gay. I was watching 10 over 10 the other day, they did a top 10 of the sexiest guys [and it came up].” he said.
“Maybe it’s because I’m comfortable around gay people and I have a fair amount of gay friends in the industry and people just automatically assume that you swing that way.”
The Durban native was quick to point out that he doesn’t see being gay as anything to be ashamed about.
“There is nothing wrong with gay people, you can give me the label. But it’s disrespectful to some degree when someone pins that label on you, if you don’t identify like that,” Ndlovu said.
“It’s not something that I try to run away from. It’s that simple. It’s either you are or you are not, and I am not. But some people will just not respect that and I’m ok with it.”
He added that he does proudly identify as a metrosexual man. “I love myself. I get a manicure or pedicure at least once a month. I take care of myself, I love taking care of myself. I put in that bit of effort for myself or my woman,” he said.
Ndlovu’s more respectful approach to addressing talk about his sexuality is a far cry from singer Theo Kgosinkwe’s recent offensive denial of being gay.
The Mafikizolo star claimed that the rumours had caused him great pain, nearly broke him and that it was only his faith that saved him; suggesting that homosexuality is shameful, unnatural and incompatible with Christianity.
Ndlovu, who was a 2015 Cosmo Sexiest Men finalist, announced last week that he had ended his run with co-host Boity Thulo on e.tv’s Club 808 music show.