Lil Nas X comes out as gay

Lil Nas X. (Photo: Getty Images)
Lil Nas X. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – American rapper Lil Nas X on Sunday opened up about his sexuality on the last day of Pride Month which is celebrated in June in the United States.

The 20-year-old came out as gay in a statement on his Twitter account by pointing to the lyrics of C7osure from his new 7 EP: "some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more,” he wrote. “but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” The tweet includes a rainbow emoji.


He later pointed to 7’s artwork which has a rainbow motive in it and said: “deadass thought i made it obvious."


Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road has been the number 1 song in the United States since April, breaking streaming records previously set by Drake and holding off two different new Taylor Swift singles, PitchFork reported.