Lil Nas X Claps Back at Homophobic Jokes About Hit Song ‘Old Town Road’

Published: Monday 1st Jul 2019 by Rashad

With a whopping 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road’ is unquestionably the year’s biggest hit.  Lauded for its experimental fusion of Country and Trap genres, the song’s also earned applause for being one of few hit, mainstream Rap numbers devoid of explicit references to sex, drugs, or violence.

Yet, after the 20-year-old took to Twitter on World Pride Day (June 30) to end speculation about his sexuality (click here to read more on that), congratulatory comments were rivaled only by ridicule from those who asserted the horse referred to in ‘Road’ was a metaphor for gay sex.

As the jokes continued, Nas took to Twitter to respond with a detailed explanation about the song’s inspiration.  See it inside:

After a brigade of tweets like these:

X stated:


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  1. MusicBoss101 July 1, 2019

    He can say what he wants but this could definitely be something that ends his career. Not saying it should but it’s almost as if he is self sabotaging himself after being afraid of continued success potentially coming. Now should be remain a one hit wonder he can blame it on America’s homophobia. This will be interesting to watch.

    • Holliewuudd July 1, 2019

      Man that’s such a profound point! I didn’t think of it that way. On point , man! Kind of reminds me of when Michael Sam came out and the bus that followed.

      • Holliewuudd July 1, 2019


      • Clarkson July 1, 2019

        Michael Sam was not a good athlete. He was below average. Ask anybody who watches football, they will tell u. Michael Sam was a weak slow athlete.

    • Jasmine July 1, 2019

      He likely did not have a choice but to come out. In his interviews he acts feminine and his fingernails are painted with clear gloss so that already got the rumors started months ago. He ran a Nicki Minaj fan club. He’s also from Atlanta and u know 9/10 men down there are gay. Likely some of them Atlanta queens or some of Nicki’s fans were blackmailing him for money to expose him so he exposed himself.

      • SMH July 1, 2019

        That’s just stupid. You just wanted to say something negative about Nicki Minaj. Sit down.

      • Jasmine July 1, 2019

        Everything I said is true. What straight Man U know runs a Nicki Minaj fan club?

    • LUCKI July 1, 2019

      Until Lil Nas X proves otherwise, he’s nothing but a one hit wonder. He better “ride” this wave for as long as he can. Because as of right now, he is in Desiigner and Trinidad James territory.

  2. olusheyi banjo July 1, 2019

    People are so hateful and immature

  3. Clarkson July 1, 2019

    I told u guys he was gay
    DID I LIE?
    DID I LIE?
    DID I LIIIIIIIEEEEEEE?!!!!!!!!!! *Nicki minaj voice*

  4. Clarkson July 1, 2019

    Now Khalid its ur turn.
    Khalid is so gay. He is this generation’s luther vandross.

    Old town road is gonna fall of the number 1 spot next week. I’m tired of the song being number 1.

    • LUCKI July 1, 2019

      Have a seat and stop trying to force people to speak on their sexuality. Neither Khalid or Luther were/are problematic. They just sang and minded their business. Maybe Khalid is already out to the people who really matter. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

  5. Jay July 1, 2019

    It’s sad you have to hide who you really are… wow just wow

    • Holliewuudd July 1, 2019

      As a gay man myself, why would I want to broadcast to the world who I sleep with. I find the gay PSA’s to be utterly and unequivocally NOT REQUIRED. Why do people feel like everyone cares who they sleep with??? I find it very tacky tbh

      • Calling you h*** out July 1, 2019

        Yet u don’t say anything when straight ppl do it but go awf

      • Holliewuudd July 1, 2019

        I’ve never experienced a straight person making an announcement that they were straight. Never. And furthermore that’s a lame excuse. Would you jump off a bridge if a straight person did? No one, absolutely NO ONE cares about folks same-s** trists

      • Calling you h*** out July 1, 2019

        ??? you witness them online and in music talking about what they like all the time. All these years and you still tryna sit wit them when they don’t want u. Sad

      • Holliewuudd July 1, 2019

        Yes but we are not talking about a song. We are talking about intentional proclamations of ones sexuality. Straight people dont come out because the already are…they are living their life…why can’t gay people do the same, and if you just happen to be walking down the street with your boyfriend and someone sees, then so be it. And what are you even talking about wanting to sit with them? I can be gay and not agree with certain aspects of gay culture. Like I don’t even believe in gay marriage…but that’s another conversation

      • Jasmine1999 July 2, 2019

        You’re not gay stop posing

      • Holliewuudd July 2, 2019

        Oh trust me, I am. No need to “pose”. Is it so hard to believe that not every person thinks alike? Forget gay or straight. I’m an individual and I honestly disagree with alot of things gay and straight. But don’t get me wrong, I support my gay close friends in however they want to live their life…just, for me, I just can’t with the public outcry of sexuality. Its superfluous.
        P.S. There are more of us like-minded gays than you think. Alot of my friends feel the same, some don’t…there’s a good mix of beliefs within my crowd …and I’m OK with that.

  6. SMH July 1, 2019

    LOL. This boy is trolling for publicity, and everybody is falling for it. The stupidity of the american public never ceases to amaze me.

  7. Lol July 1, 2019

    As if we care. He’ll end up dating a white twink then black people will turn on him and call him every name in the book. I’m ready for him to disappear.

  8. King z July 1, 2019

    Two things are true here. 1) the boy is a troll and it’s his attention seeking – not his homosexuality – that will ultimately be his undoing

    2) he is a snow queen that is mostly concerned about the approval of whites

  9. Charli Cheer Up July 1, 2019

    TBH he didn’t really “come out” at all. Its all just extra PR to keep TS from claiming that #1 spot. Her new single is enjoying sales boost for her LGBTQ+ friendly MV.

  10. eric July 1, 2019

    The only thing I’ve ever thought is that he seems very new and out of his element in terms of being a performer and having a career plan. He wasn’t ready for any of this and he has no clue what to do next. He needs help figuring things out.

  11. Mbeachdude July 1, 2019

    Lol…I can’t! This is funny!

  12. Jamie July 2, 2019

    I wish I had his strength at 20 years old. I salute him and wish him the best!

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