Lil Nas X On Revealing He’s Gay: “It Was Something I Was Considering Taking To The Grave” [VIDEO]
Lil Nas X, born Montero Lamar Hill, shocked the world this past week on Sunday (June 30), when he came out as gay on Twitter. Since then the 20-year-old country trap artist has received both positive and negative responses from the public.
On Friday (July 5), Lil Nas X appeared on the BBC Breakfast Show in Great Britain where he spoke on the backlash he has received. When asked how big of a deal it was for him to be open and honest about his sexuality, he said
“I mean it’s just something that I was considering never just doing ever, taking to the grave or something but I don’t want to live my entire life, especially you know how got to where I’m at…not doing what I wanna do and I’m also opening the doors for other people..”
On whether or not his fans will relate to him coming out as gay, he hopes,
“…they feel more comfortable pretty much. Cause especially within the country and hip-hop community which both songs combine, it’s not really accepted neither.”
When asked if he’s getting backlash and how does he feel about it, he says,
“Oh I’m already getting it… learning the internet over the past couple of years, I used to be that person being negative so it’s like I’m not angry or anything cause it’s like I understand how they just want that reaction but I’m just gonna joke back with them.”
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Despite the mixed reaction Nas X has gotten since revealing that he’s part of the LGBTQ+ community, he continues to thrive on the charts.
His debut single “Old Town Road” featuring legendary country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is logging it’s 13th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Pop charts making it the longest reign ever for a hip-hop single.
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