On the last day of Pride Month, rapper Lil Nas X took the opportunity to come out to his fans.
The Atlanta-born ‘Old Town Road’ rapper took to Twitter to confirm he’s gay yesterday, June 30th, which was the last day of Pride Month. Within a series of tweets, he wrote that fans should listen a little more closely to his new song called “C7osure” off the recently released album ‘7,’ citing the song as an example of him expressing his sexuality.
Lil Nas X also shared a photo of the artwork to his hew record, including a closeup of the Pride flag on the side of one of the buildings in the picture. With the photo, he said, “Deadass thought I made it obvious.”
Although he acknowledges that some people might not want anything to do with him anymore after they know, he seems to feel like it’s more important to be true to himself and his sexuality than it is to please everyone.
The song that Lil Nas X is referring to in his tweets, “C7osure,” hints at this mindset of staying true to himself and being honest. The song includes lyrics such as “Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow” and “Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold. This is what I gotta do, can’t be regrettin’ when I’m old.”
Lil Nas X hit the ground running earlier this year with “Old Town Road,” a country rap song that was originally considered “not country enough” for Billboard’s country charts.
Proving everyone wrong, the song became so popular that Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on a remix, and the song shot to the top of the charts back in April. It broke streaming records set by Drake, hitting 143 million streams in the U.S. in just one week.
Break out the bottled water, because it seems like fans are still thirsty over Lil Nas X’s unique style. ‘7,’ the EP that “C7osure” is on, had a strong debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. The EP came in at number two this week, just under the new Raconteurs album.