Rayvon Owen, 4th runner up in Season 14 of American Idol, and a native of Richmond, VA, has come out as gay in a new music video. Released on Valentine’s Day, Owen’s “Can’t Fight It” ends in a dramatic moment worthy of a powerful coming out video:
According to Billboard, the original version of the video featured the singer leaving the club with a woman, but Owen decided it was time to come clean for himself and his fans:
“When I read that treatment, I knew I couldn’t be dishonest,” Owen told Billboard, ”not that I ever lied to people in the past, but the truth had been omitted. I felt like I was doing a disservice because I’ve always been an honest, loving person.”
Owen graduated from Henrico High School Center for the Arts before heading to Belmont University, a Christian university based in TN. He went on to compete in American Idol Season 14 in 2015.
He was also among the performers in 2015′s Virginia Pride festival (top image).
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