It didn't go exactly as he had planned, but Magic Johnson's son harbors no ill feelings.
In his first interview since TMZ outed him as gay, 20-year old E.J. Johnson said he had always planned on revealing his sexuality.
So even if it "came a little sooner than I thought it would, this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience."
The NYU junior tells Howard Bragman of the YouTube talk show Gwissues that he's been "very blessed" to receive nothing but support from his family, which includes famous father Magic, mother Cookie and two siblings.
Unfortunately, however, he has also been on the receiving end of some "nasty" comments online.
"It's almost like they're attacking me for being me, and to that, I can only say, 'Well, I can only be myself, so I don't really know what you want me to do,'" E.J. says.
These haters are not deterring the college student, at least. He hopes to be an influential voice in the media or on television:
"I would love to have a talk show someday and just be another voice for [my] generation and, you know, be the voice for young gay people who need someone to be on TV or wherever else to talk to them, and talk about all kinds of issues that all of us face. Not just homosexual issues, but all kinds of issues."
We wish him the best in all future endeavors.