Chicago based rapper CupcakKe reached out to her young fan and offered to pay for a hotel.
Michaela Morgan

21 Feb 2017 - 9:57 AM  UPDATED 21 Feb 2017 - 10:02 AM

A teenager from San Antonio, Texas turned to his favourite rapper after his mother kicked him out of home for being gay.

17-year-old Christian wrote to Chicago-based rapper CupcakKe on Twitter, saying that her music was getting him through the ordeal.

“I’m homeless my mom just booted me from the house," he wrote, telling her that her music was helping him pull through. "Going thru some tough shit,” he wrote.

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CupcakKe contacted her young fan, concerned about whether he had somewhere to stay for the night.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, the 19-year-old rapper - whose real name is Elizabeth Eden Harris - said she immediately reached out because she had experienced homelessness at a young age herself.

“The first thing that came to my mind was not that ‘this is a fan’, but this is someone who is in need," she said. "Someone that’s about to be homeless just like I was at 13 years old."


CupcakKe says that her "first reaction was to get them a hotel", whether it be "for the night, for the week, or even if I had to pay for a month,"

"I was ready to do it,” she says.

The rapper has released a song called "LGBT" and says the queer community “is human, and every human being deserves love and that’s what I’m here to spread at the end of the day”.

Christian tweeted that he had since gone back home to try and work things out with his mother.

“I can tell she’s frustrated but I think she does feel bad,” he said, adding: “Will she come around? Only time will tell I guess.”