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A teary-eyed Gloc-9 narrated how he now regards his 2012 hit "Sirena" as a gift to his gay son, Sean Daniel. In an interview with ABS-CBN on Monday, February 26, the OPM rap icon recalled that at the time he finished writing the song, he was not yet aware of his son's sexuality.

When asked about his reaction on the song being embraced fully by the LGBT community, Gloc-9 admitted, "Yung song na 'yan, nung ire-release namin 'yan, takot na takot ako. Takot na takot ako dahil ayaw kong makainsulto ng tao."

"Sirena" addresses gender identity, acceptance, and the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in society, subjects that the rapper felt were too sensitive to touch upon. "Alam ko kasi nung sinulat ko 'yan, hindi ko tsinelas o sapatos 'yung suot-suot ko. Ako'y nagsuot ng ibang sapatos at ibang tsinelas," he said.

The reception of the song dispelled Gloc-9's worries, however, when it instead brought forth a wave of appreciation particularly from individuals with gay loved ones.

Halfway through the four-minute video, the rapper broke into tears as he revealed, "My son is gay. Nung sinulat ko 'yun, hindi niya pa sinasabi sa amin. Hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin sa anak ko na, kung gaano ko siya kamahal," further expressing how proud he is of Sean Daniel and how excited he is about what his son can achieve in life.

"Minsan iniisip ko, it's how life gives you hints of magic here and there," he added. "Nung natapos ko 'yung 'Sirena' hindi ko naman alam e, and I don't mind. Anak ko 'yun e."

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The award-winning Filipino rapper then emphasized, "Ako'y proud na may anak ako na katulad ni Daniel. Mahal na mahal ko ang mga anak ko at gagawin ko ang lahat para sa kanila."

Gloc-9 is Aristotle Pollisco in real life and is famous for songs like "Simpleng Tao", "Lando", "Upuan", "Hari ng Tondo", and "Magda". He and his wife, Thea, are parents to three children: twins Sean Daniel and Danielle Shaun, and a daughter named Savannah.

Watch the interview below.

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