07.06.2019

Watch Lil Nas X’s Reaction To The Backlash He’s Received Since He Came Out As LGBTQ

Watch Lil Nas X’s Reaction To The Backlash He’s Received Since He Came Out As LGBTQ Paras Griffin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

You can't tell Lil Nas X nothin' to make him regret speaking his truth. During a July 5 BBC Breakfast interview, Lil Nas X said he's "already getting" backlash for coming out as gay. Instead of lashing out, however, the "Old Town Road" rapper is taking it all in stride. "Learning the internet over the past couple of years, you know, I used to be that person being negative," he admitted on the British morning news show. "So it's like I'm not angry or anything because it's like I understand ... how they just want that reaction, but I'm just gonna joke back with them."

The 20-year-old Atlanta native feels like he's "opening the doors for more people" in the LGBTQ+ community and hopes that, by revealing he is gay and providing that visibility, "they feel more comfortable." After all, as an artist who blurs genre lines in his music, his is a road not frequently traveled either. "Especially within the country and hip-hop communities ... it's like it's not really accepted in either," he added.

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