Did Lil Nas X just come out of the closet?
The "Old Town Road" rapper alluded to the news in social media posts on the last day of PRIDE month
Lil Nas X has been making headlines ever since he burst onto the music scene with his runaway rap/country hit “Old Town Road.” The 20-year-old born Montero Lamar Hill whose single has spent 12 weeks at the No.1 spot on the Hot 100 chart, has plenty of people believing he is gay after a series of social media posts seemed to suggest the news.
“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,” he posted on Sunday along with a rainbow emoji.
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
Here are a few lines from the song he referred to:
I want and I need
To let go
Use my time to be free
It’s like it’s always what you like
It’s always what you like
Why it’s always what you like?
It’s always what you like, huh
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
A couple hours later, he seemed to confirm the news after several followers commented on his initial post.
“deadass thought i made it obvious,” he tweeted along with the cover art for his new EP 7, featuring a rainbow.
Considering Sunday was the last day of PRIDE month, the timing would make sense. So far, some are still debating whether or not Lil Nas X actually confirmed that he is gay or if he was just showing support for the LGBTQ community in honor of PRIDE month. Plenty of Twitter fans have voiced their support and excitement while others have already started suggesting he should be canceled for coming out.
We’ll have to wait and see if the Wrangler-loving sensation elaborates any further.