- Rapper Lil Nas X came out to be identified as part of the LGBTQ community in his tweets on the last day of Pride month.
- He has given hints in his song “C7osure” and the cover artwork of his debut 7 EP which shows rainbow colors, the colors of LGBTQ.
- While we cannot avoid negative reactions from a few people, the support has been overwhelming.
On the last hours of Pride Month, Lil Nas X hinted his coming out in his tweet pointing at the lyrics of his song “C7osure” as a declaration of his sexuality. And people are right with their speculations, he identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Twenty-year-old Lil Nas X was best known for his country rap song “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, which gained popularity after becoming a viral challenge in TikTok “Yee-yee Haw.”
The young artist from Atlanta posted a tweet on Sunday with rainbow emoji saying;
“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.”
C7osure is a song on his 7 EP (Extended Play) debut album. Part of the lyrics say—
“Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow
No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go
Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take a hold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regretting when I’m old”
—which one could easily tell the young artist wants to be true to himself from here on. In the future, should he look back to this day when he came out, he would have no regrets.
He then followed up with a tweet and a photo of his 7 EP art cover showing a building with rainbow lights and a caption, “deadass thought I made it obvious.” This confirmed people’s thoughts about him, especially that it was in celebration of Pride Month.
Thousands of people attended the celebration of Pride in New York City and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The streets of New York were filled with pride colors and diverse people.
Lil Nas X tweets were met with overwhelming support from fans online promising they would back him up should he become a target for his identity. Fellow rapper JackBoy said he “respects” Lil Nas X and he still supports him.
Meanwhile, pop culture expert Jawn Murray believes this will have a backlash.
“Kudos to Lil Nas X for sharing his truth,” Murray tweeted. “But he was already having a problem being Black in Country Music, now they’re definitely not gonna rock with him.”
Regardless, whatever makes Lil Nas X happy, as long as he doesn’t step on someone’s toes, then fans will support him all the way.