Lil Nas X Discusses Backlash After Coming Out / Gets Support From Nelly, Dwyane Wade, Cardi B & More

Published: Sunday 7th Jul 2019 by Rashad

‘It was something I was never [going to reveal] ever…just take it to the grave.’

The quote above was lifted from rapper Lil Nas X‘s first televised interview after stunning the music world by coming out of the closet.

The announcement – which the 20-year-old lifted to Twitter on June 30 (‘Gay Pride Day’) – may have been met with overwhelming support for the ‘Old Town Road’ hitmaker, but there were still some who opted to respond with disappointment and even lend homophobic remarks (click here to read). X hit back at the detractors online, but in a recent interview with our friends at BBC he went into detail about how the backlash that followed his big reveal affected him.

Hear it all from him inside:

The video above surfaced after the young star received a wave of support from fellow celebrities including the likes of rapper Nelly (credited as one of the first rappers to combine Hip Hop and Country), basketballer Dwyane Wade, and more.


Cardi B recently made headlines for having X join her on stage in London for this weekend’s ‘Wireless’ festival.  Taking to Twitter after the event, the Grammy winner stated:

When actress Laverne Cox was quizzed on her thoughts about X’s coming out, she said she hopes it encourages other closeted Hip Hop stars to follow suit:

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  1. Navy Gravy July 7, 2019

    Why is sexuality even news worthy. Only people that should be concerned is anybody he’s interested in dating which isn’t everybody on Twitter and every guy in the gay community. Let’s talk about some music

    • Caleb July 7, 2019

      I wish people would stop trying to sexualize his music also just because he is gay. It’s an innocent song about horses and now people are trying to twist it to mean something else.

  2. Urg July 7, 2019

    He is doing anything to hold on to his 15 minutes. Once the hype for Old Town Road dies so will his carrer.

    • Clarkson July 7, 2019

      U are wrong, he doesn’t seem like someone who wants to be famous or someone who loves attention. In fact him saying he is gay can ruin his rap career.
      He is a genuine spirit, I can feel it. He’s energy and vibe is sincere and innocent.
      Rodeo is going number 1 watch and see. Once the video drops.

    • Caleb July 7, 2019

      His EP is pretty good though.

  3. Calling you h*** out July 7, 2019

    Only ppl that got fooled were straight ppl ?? next case!!

  4. Fiona Goode July 7, 2019

    who cares about what his sexuality. like why is that a topic of discussion. we don’t sit here and go on about who came out as straight so let people live. Being gay, bi, etc is not news. Its a regular thing. People treat it as some sort of shock factor…like….chill. its not that big of a deal. The real question is, can he outdo old town road?

    • Clarkson July 7, 2019

      Don’t be ignorant.
      Straight people don’t get bullied for being straight.
      Straight people dont get disowned by their parents for being straight
      Straight people dont get imprisoned or killed for being straight (homosexuality is still illegal in over 50 countries)
      Straight people dont kill themselves cause they are straight

      That’s why gay pride is so important.

      • Haterz Gon‘ Hate July 7, 2019

        ^^ THIS. Some people should educate themselves before they assume this is all unnecessary news coverage. The struggle is REAL for some gay people – even TODAY in the liberal times we live in – some countries haven’t yet caught up – so yes – it is a big deal to come out, have liberty and the freedom to live you life.

  5. olusheyi banjo July 7, 2019

    Whomever he sleeps with is his business. Nobody should care unless they want to sleep with him. The black community needs to get out of getting into condeming artist’s sexuality. Most of y’all on the down low anyway and blaming it on God and the church.


    Gay is a SOCIAL/SEXUAL Orientation… He might not have chosen to be a homosexual but lil nas x definitely chose to be Gay by playing into the gay narrative instead if just being HIMSELF he wants to be “accepted” for something that’s not any of our buisness.

    Yur hetero be hetero yur homo be homo… The announcement on it is something I never undersood. If he doesn’t tell ppl he’s minding his own business but he THINKS for whatever reason it’s called hiding. Whether homophobia exist or not it’s called Minding yur own business

    How can heterosexuals become unbrainwashed when homosexuals are brainwashing both heterosexuals and themselves into believing certain false narratives.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 7, 2019

      I meant Gay is a SOCIAL/SEXUAL IDENTITY not a sexual orientation


    I’m so fxcking ready for homosexuals to start being more UNAPOLOGETIC instead of allowing heterosexuals to be GRIM REAPERs over them.

    Acceptance isn’t the problem here, it’s the unnecessary desire for it.

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