Rapper Lil Nas X just came out as gay, and we seriously couldn’t be more proud of him!
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard his hit song “Old Town Road” by now. The catchy tune came out in April 2019, and since then, it has taken the world by storm. The 20-year-old shared the news via Twitter on Sunday, June 30, in honor of Pride month coming to an end.
“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.
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. 🌈🤩✨ pic.twitter.com/O9krBLllqQ
— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
For those of you who don’t know, “C7osure,” is a song off his new 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.”
“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.
Fans quickly took to Twitter to send him their support.
“Proud of you! Sorry you had to deal with the people trying to force you to say it before you were ready, but I’m so glad you were still able to do it on your own terms!” one fan wrote, while another added, “Your orientation is your biz and no one should judge you for it. Just keep being you. Real stans will support you regardless.”
Proud of you! Sorry you had to deal with the people trying to force you to say it before you were ready, but I'm so glad you were still able to do it on your own terms! 🌈🌈🌈
— ostrich 🌈 (@iknowplacesmp6) June 30, 2019
YouTuber James Charles even sent the singer some love.
“Really happy for you dude,” he wrote, alongside a heart and a rainbow emoji.
really happy for u dude ❤️🌈
— James Charles (@jamescharles) June 30, 2019
We are too!
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