Check out Lil Nas X!
The Billboard chart-topper glows on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s Pride Issue.
Nas, 22, poses it up in a striking green ensemble and pairs the spread with interesting insights on his rocket-fueled rise, his forthcoming album, trolls, being a queer artist, and much more.
The feature arrives on the heels of the star’s reign at #1 with his controversial single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name),’ which is the latest taste of his hotly anticipated debut album.
Peep pics and quotes after the jump…
On The Naysayers:
“I’m thankful. But it also feels good to prove people wrong. It’s one of my driving forces.”
On His Forthcoming Project:
“No, I want to do whatever the f— I want. Stop trying to make me give you that next ‘Old Town Road. I found myself being able to grow lyrically and express more of me when I write my own songs.”
On Celebrating His Queerness In His Visuals:
“At first I was really afraid of alienating any of my straight fans. But then it was kind of like, if they feel offended, they were never really here for me. They were here for whatever version of myself they made up in their head.”
On Clapping Back At Trolls:
“I almost never want to start shooting at somebody who didn’t bring it to my doorstep, you know? But I kind of live for when somebody tries to get me and I’m ready to throw it back at them tenfold. Do I feel bad about it sometimes? Every now and then, but I feel less bad knowing that I didn’t start it. I try to never throw stones, but if somebody throws one at me, I’m throwing an entire house.”