Lil Nas X came out as gay over the weekend.
On the final day of Pride Month, Lil Nas X decided to shock the world by coming out as gay. He believed that his sexual orientation was pretty obvious, linking his fans to a tiny rainbow in the cover art to his debut project 7 but still, people were surprised to see him reveal his truth. He knows full well that this could affect his fanbase and with “Old Town Road” being the most successful song of the year so far, boosting Nas X to superstardom, it was a bold move to make for the rapper. LNX is in the beginning stages of his career and we all know that the LGBTQ+ community is not yet welcomed with inviting arms in the hip-hop world. While we inch toward that eventual day, Nas X is helping make it a reality with his revelation.
some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure. 407K2:28 PM – Jun 30, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy
As you would expect, his announcement came with several of his fans making “Old Town Road” jokes, snickering about his lyrics in the song and even making their own remixes based on the artist coming out. LNX has been co-signing a lot of the reactions to his post, seemingly happy and feeling free about his decision to speak his truth. The general reaction to Lil Nas X’s coming out is one of wholesomeness with the majority of his fanbase still accepting him with open arms. Obviously, some people were not very receptive, cutting off the 20-year-old altogether.
Considering he once reportedly ran a Nicki Minaj stan account, some fans weren’t too surprised to hear that Nas X is gay. Still, they decided to speak out on social media. Peep some of the best tweets below.
So when you cheated on your baby, it was with a nigga? https://twitter.com/lilnasx/status/1145428812404068352 …nope✔@LilNasXsome of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure. 13.5K4:04 PM – Jun 30, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy3,176 people are talking about this
https://twitter.com/chalhoubmark/status/1145496792664072192 …𝚖𝚞𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘𝚙@chalhoubmarkReplying to @LilNasXso when is this remix coming out39.5K12:21 AM – Jul 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy5,670 people are talking about this
it’s true i am a guy https://twitter.com/ryaaaanokc/status/1145616967526748160 …rp@ryaaaanOKClil nas came out as guy that’s cool212K2:56 AM – Jul 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy24.8K people are talking about this
Just because Lil Nas X is out doesn’t mean you get to twist “Old Town Road” to mean something completely different. Your kids love him AND that song, and they don’t give a fuck about his sexuality. Don’t switch shit up now.2,4145:12 AM – Jul 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy923 people are talking about this
I love that @LilNasX fits literally zero of societies boxes.
Such a window into gen z and I appreciate how free they are.
Keep being you, homie. 1,7357:04 AM – Jul 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy169 people are talking about this