Odd Future’s Syd the Kyd might be one of the most versatile members of the West Coast collective. She engineers most (if not all) of their albums, produces a slew of tunes, sings as a solo artist and as part of the Internet with Matt Martians, and serves as their DJ when they perform.
Syd is also openly gay, which most of us already knew but she made perfectly clear in the Internet’s video for “Cocaine.” And according to her interview with L.A. Weekly, she decided to showcase her sexuality because she wishes an artist would have done that when she was younger.
“I decided to do it because I wish I had someone like that [an openly gay female artist] while I was coming up. People write on my Tumblr just thanking me for making the video, saying that I really inspire them, and they want to be like me,” said Syd. “But I wasn’t always this way, this comfortable with myself, and I remember what that was like. So I figure, fuck it. Everyday people aren’t given this opportunity and I realize that. And I didn’t at first. I thought I was just lucky to be along for the ride.”