An executive for the music label representing rapper Asher Roth released a statement Monday declaring that the artist is not gay, despite Internet rumors claiming the contrary.
DJ Vlad, the executive vice president of Loud.com and SRC Records, not only clarified Roth's sexuality, but he also squelched rumors that the rapper is planning to come out in an interview with E! News and is being dropped from his record label.
"Roth is not gay, and is not scheduled to be interviewed on the E! Channel," said Vlad in a statement, reports
. "Furthermore, Asher has not been dropped from SRC Records, and is a top priority at the label after having sold over a million copies of his 'I Love College' single."
Rumors questioning the rapper's sexuality began after websites alleged that Roth attended a LGBT rally in New York with Lady Gaga, Clay Aiken, and Michael Stipe. It was also speculated that Roth was the unnamed "gay rapper"in Terrance Dean's 2008 book,
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Roth gained notoriety in 2009 for his platinum-selling single "I Love College," which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April. He is currently working on a new album.