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Meet Lil Nas X, The Country Rapper Who Just Came Out As Gay

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Who Is Lil Nas X? New Details On The Country Rapper Who Just Came Out

Lil Nas X, best known for the song "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, has come out as gay. He's hoping to inspire changes in the music world and he feels like him opening up to the public and coming out as gay will help make those changes. Lil Nas X made some cryptic tweets during pride month, and in an interview with BBC on Friday, revealed that he made those tweets because he is gay. Who is Lil Nas X? For one thing, his real name is Montero Lamar Hill. How he's been feeling since coming out publicly? 

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1. What people are saying?

Since coming out as gay, Lil Nas X has been dealing with some haters. There's been some anti-gay backlash, but Lil Nas X says he's trying to approach the situation and deal with it in a healthy way. He's been approaching haters in a joking matter. Buzzfeed News reports that the rapper has been deploying memes and jokes on Twitter to mock anyone who has an issue with his sexuality. It hasn't been easy for Lil Nas X since he opened up about his sexuality and he said it's not really something that's accepted within the country and hip-hop communities. 

2. Coming Out 

Lil Nas X came out officially on Friday, July 5th. Here's how it went down: The singer sent tweets out throughout pride month hinting he was gay. He asked fans to listen closely to the lyrics of "C7osure", a song from his 7 EP. He asked fans via Twitter to listen before the month of June was over and he added rainbow emojis to the tweet. The song talked about how he no longer wants to be acting. In his BBC interview, he talked about his decision to come out. He said, "It’s something that, you know, I was considering never doing, ever. Just taking it to the grave or something... But I don’t wanna live my entire life — especially how I got to where I’m at — not doing what I wanna do."

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3. What he hopes will come out of him coming out. 

Lil Nas X wants to inspire and change the music world with some big steps. I can imagine it takes a lot of strength and bravery to come out as gay, knowing all the backlash that can come with it. Lil Nas X hopes that his coming out opens doors for other people and that they feel more comfortable. 

4. Old Town Road 

Lil Nas X became famous for the country/hip-hop crossover song Old Town Road. The song has topped many charts and fans seem to love it. Even though the song was a viral hit, it was recently removed from Billboard's country chart because it did not embrace enough elements of today's country music. 

Lauren Margolis is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, entertainment news and relationship topics. ​