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06/29/2016 03:01 pm ET

Singer Ryan Beatty Says He's 'Proud To Be A Raging Homosexual'

The star opened up about his sexuality in a recent Instagram post.
"Now I can breathe," the 20-year-old singer and YouTube sensation wrote. 
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"Now I can breathe," the 20-year-old singer and YouTube sensation wrote. 

YouTube sensation and pop singer Ryan Beatty has opened up about his sexuality in a boldly-worded Instagram post. 

The 20-year-old declared himself a "raging homosexual," on Tuesday in a caption alongside a photo of a pink balloon which read "gay power." 

"It's taken 20 years of suffocating in the closet for me to become comfortable enough to say it, but now I can breathe," he wrote. "I did it!" 

Beatty, who rocketed to fame in 2012 with his debut EP, "Because of You," continued the conversation on Twitter. To his over 390,000 followers, he wrote:   

It's going to be a big week for Beatty. The singer, who boasts over 320,000 YouTube followers, is gearing up for the release of his new single, "Passion," on July 1. 

Thrilled to see you living an authentic life, Ryan! 

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