Is EJ seeing this reality star?
EJ Johnson might be dating former Love & Hip Hop cast member Milan Christopher. The reality TV star and son of NBA legend Magic Johnson was spotted by paparazzi leaving Hollywood brunch restaurant Toast with Christopher close behind.
While the pair could merely be out for a bite to eat, fans seem to think there is something more romantic going on. Sure, they’re both well-known gay reality stars who live in the same city, so it’s not exactly unlikely that they’d cross paths and hit it off… but does it mean that they’re dating? Not necessarily. Even so, it hasn’t stopped gossip blogs from running with the story that the reality stars are practically hearing wedding bells.
Fully Clothed For Once
Milan made headlines earlier this year for decidedly less tame and less ambiguous photos. The former LHH standout had an eye-popping shoot in Paper Magazine where he went fully nude around a bunch of race cars and high-end motorbikes. But the garage only contained one hot rod (see what I did there?)
In the accompanying interview, Milan recalled how he felt disrespected by his lack of an invite to the BET Awards.
“I mean, I was on Love and Hip Hop, I had my own Out in Hip Hop television show, I was on the cover of the New York Times, the cover of LA Times twice, on Wendy Williams, Ellen, you know, everywhere. And you know the Hip Hop Awards, the BET awards didn’t even invite me to do anything. It’s like, this is the first time this has ever happened in the history of hip hop music and you didn’t make a place for me because I’m gay? I felt very disrespected by that.”
In the same way that he was trying to make strides for gay men in hip-hop, Christopher felt that the nude shoot was a step forward for men and the way they are allowed to feel about their bodies.
“Well, I just feel like in our culture it’s so taboo for a guy to show their bodies but it’s ok for a woman to do it. I just kinda want to break that. I think I have a nice body and I think it’s art and I just think that it should be celebrated like they celebrate women’s bodies. So you know, I could be a guy and be gay and be black and be artistic and be artistic in a nude fashion shoot in the same way that anybody else could.”
The flustered rapper also revealed how he ended up on Mona’s radar in the first place:
“Well, I had been making music for about two years and I have this song called ‘Is You Mad or Nah?’ People all around the country started saying ‘Is you mad or nah?’ It’s a black thing. And they didn’t know where it was coming from but it came from me and my best friend Lola [Monroe]. And I think they got wind of it.
I was going on the show to be a friend of a cast member that was already there and when I got there, they were like, ‘Oh my god, who is this guy?’ and they were very interested in my story. Then they found out I was gay and they were like, what? They really expounded on that.
They wanted to bring that to the forefront because it’s something that’s been lingering, everybody knows it goes on in the hip hop community but no one has ever talked about it or gave it a story line. They were like that’s great, we need this.”
See The Proof
Check out the evidence below. What do you think? Is this proof that the pair are shacking up? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.