We were all super proud of Lil Nas X after he came out as gay on June 30. And now, the rapper is opening up about the experience. The “Old Town Road” singer explained that although he wasn’t nervous about sharing it with the world, he was definitely scared to tell his father.

“Just like, rip the Band-Aid off,” he told Billboard Magazine about telling the public, adding that he told his dad earlier that month and that it was definitely “nerve-wracking.”

“It’s something I never probably would have did if I was still living with my parents. I have that independence to do it, you know?”

For those of you who missed it, the 20-year-old came out in honor of pride month ending.

“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not [gonna f–k with me] no more. But before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to ‘C7osure,’” he wrote on Twitter at the time.

“C7osure,” is a song off his EP, 7, which came out June 21.

“I want and I need to let go / Use my time to be free,” the lyrics read. “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.”

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“Dead–s thought I made it obvious,” he added, alongside a snap of his album cover.

The album artwork shows him riding a horse as he looks out at a city skyline. But if you look closely, you may notice that the musician included a rainbow on one of the buildings, which is commonly used as the symbol for the LGTBQ community.

You go, Lil Nas X!

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