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Is MC Lyte gay? What is her sexual orientation?

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Ever since MC Lyte divorced her husband, there have been a lot of rumors that MC Lyte might be gay. While rumors like these are reported daily, they sometimes hold true for many.

So what’s the verdict with MC Lyte? Is she really gay? Here today we shall try to uncover all about her sexual orientation.

Is MC Lyte gay? The Truth About Her Sexuality

No, she is not gay but there’s a big chance that she might be bisexual. From the beginning of her career, a lot of people have been constantly asking Lyte about her sexual orientation, but somehow she was always able to dodge the question.

The only time she talked about anything gay-related matter is when TheGrio sat her down for an interview in 2014. The reporter asked her if she ever sees a possibility of hip-hop embracing gay rappers to which she said,

“I will never say never. Kudos is such a corny word but Kudos to [Frank Ocean and Michael Sam] or being able to live their lives out loud. If that’s what they needed to do in order to feel free, so be it.”

After her divorce from her husband, many people started speculating that she is gay and that’s why the break-up. Nevertheless, we can assure you that this is all talk and has no real evidence. Like, we are not denying that she is not gay or bi, but we are saying they definitely didn’t divorce over this issue.

How did the rumor of MC Lyte being gay start?

Prior to marrying John, Moorer has dated a handful of gents including rapper Q-Tip, whom she was in a relationship with in the late 80s. But back in 2015, she had a peculiar relationship. Many sources suggested she was dating Janelle Monae, a female actress and singer. Reportedly, the lesbian duo first met at BET’s Black Girls Rock show.

Janelle Monae and MC Lyte in the picture
Janelle and MC were rumored to be dating.

This is one of the main reasons many people still believe she is bisexual if not a lesbian.

What’s more interesting is the fact that back in 2018, Janelle has come out as a pansexual, meaning she is attracted to everyone, regardless of their sex or gender identity. This further solidifies the rumor that MC and Janelle were indeed dating.

MC Lyte Marriage life with John

From 2017 to 2023, she was married to John Wyche. Her now ex-husband is a former Marine Corps veteran and entrepreneur. Interestingly, the pair met for the first time on

After dating for some time, the couple announced their engagement in May 2017. Around the same time, “What can I say, except thank you Lord!!!… It’s been a long time, this single life, and I thank you all for your prayers and kind words of hope.”

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Sometimes later, the lovebirds exchanged vows in August 2017, in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family members. The nuptials took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Her close friend and gospel singer Kelly Price serenaded everyone during the wedding.

Why did the couple divorce?

After more than five years of marriage, it all came to an end. Initially, the Lyte as a Rock creator filed for divorce in August 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. But it took a couple of more years for the divorce to be finalized in 2023.

As there was a big delay in the finalization of their divorce, many people started speculating that it might due to the reason that MC’s husband might be trying to get her property.

However, the DJ later cleared the air and set the record straight regarding the matter through her Instagram account. In the post, she revealed that the hiccup in their divorce came because her spouse John wanted to give their relationship another chance, and not because he wanted to mooch off of her.

In the photo that she shared, she had written, “My divorce was not a battle.” Furthermore, in the caption she had written,

“My ex-husband, John Wyche, has never attempted to take any assets from me at any time before, during or after our marriage.”

MC Lyte is dating a new man

In early 2023, MC was spotted with someone, whom many considered her new beau. According to reports, the music industry veteran spent her new year with a new man, whose name, however, has been unknown.

MC with her partner.
MC with her new boyfriend.

Lyte, whose legal name is Lana Michele Moorer, took to her Instagram account and shared a cozy picture of the two of them. The caption in itself clearly stated that they are indeed dating. It read, “This is Winning. 2023. . . I’m ready.”

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