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Old Town Road Rapper Lil Nas X faces backlash after coming out as Gay

The “old town road” rapper came out as gay in a new song titled “c7osure.” The artist confirmed the news on his social media account.

Lil Nas X revealed his sexuality for the first time publicly through his artwork. In a tweet, he posted the cover art of his EP ‘7’, which features a rainbow-colored building. “Deadass thought I made it obvious,” he wrote. On Friday he appeared on BBC America and told BBC when asked about his sexuality. Pushed on what he had revealed, he replied: “that I’m gay.”

About the Artist

Montero Lamar hill, professionally known as Lil Nas X born on 9 April 1999. He is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is popularly known for his country rap breakout single “old town road.” The song went viral due to “yeehaw chalenge” meme on the social media app tik-tok. It also reached number 1 on the billboard hot 100.

Lil Nas X Addresses Backlash After Coming Out as Gay

Lil Nas X spoke about the backlash he is experiencing after coming out as gay in BBC interview. He was asked whether he expected any negative reactions to the news. “Oh, I am already getting it,” he said. But it has not disturbed him. “I am not angry or anything about it, because I know they just want that reaction.”

Opening the Doors For Others

The rapper admitted he had considered never coming out but had a change of heart. “I don’t want to just live my entire life, especially how I got to where I am at, just not doing what I want to do,” he said. His motive is to “opening the doors” for greater LGBTQ representation in-country and hip hop music.

It doesn’t matter how much backlash he gets, what matters is that he came out and accepted his identity. He hopes that his decision will help others raise their voice and feel more comfortable in coming out. We all are proud of you, Lil Nas X.

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