Omar Apollo on making music and being a role model for queer Latinx kids : Alt.Latino : Code Switch NPR's Alt.Latino gets a reboot, and for its first episode, they speak with R&B darling Omar Apollo. Apollo shares what it's been like being a role model for queer Latinx kids and the pressure of having to watch what he says now that he's famous.

Omar Apollo on making music and being a role model for queer Latinx kids

Omar Apollo on making music and being a role model for queer Latinx kids

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At the beginning of his journey making music, Omar Apollo was consumed iwth doubt and shied away from criticism. Now, the confident R&B darling is working in studios with Pharrell. From our play friends at NPR's Alt.Latino, Apollo talks about being a role model for queer Latinx kids and the pressure of having to watch what he says now that he's famous.