iLoveMakonnen is a man full of surprises.
The "Tuesday" artist took to his Instagram earlier today announcing the release of his surprise EP, Fun Summer: Vol 1. He simply captioned the post, "New vibes." The EP features recent tracks "Lonely Girl" and "Line 2." The EP is also followed by "Killing Me," "Super Chef 2," "Paper Trees," "Kiss For Me," and "Dark Blue."
The Atlanta native has a way of surprising fans of an announcement through social media. In January of this year, he took to Twitter in a series of tweets explaining that he was "coming out the closet" and is gay. He said, "As a fashion icon, I can't tell u about everybody else's closet, I can only tell u about mine, and it's time I've come out."
In March of this year, Makonnen spoke on his relationship with Drake. The duo who teamed up for his hit "Tuesday" doesn't seem to be on the best of terms. He expressed to The FADER, that he didn't feel as though Drake was a genuine person. He said, "He's all in my face telling me, "You one of the greatest songwriters ever," da da da. Just blowing me up.. Why you wanna play these games? When you got the goddam mansion out in Calabasas that I came out to and played y'all songs and ended up making you scared because you saw I could make songs on the spot? Why y'all wanna play these games? Why didn't you just tell me you didn't wanna f*ck with me anymore and just let me go about my way? Why'd you make me chase you all the way the f**k around? And make me look like a f**king fool? Why would you do this?"
Despite the controversy, Makonnen was able to rise above it and put out a solid piece of work. Check out the soundtrack for summer below.
It's a free release on SoundCloud for my fans. Need 7 covers for the 7 different songs. Thanks love u and please send it
— NEW Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) June 7, 2017