|Lil Nas X|
I admit that I am old and am not up on who is popular in today's music. So when I heard about rapper Lil Nas X possibly coming out, I was like "who?" Granted I know he has the number one song in the country ( "Old Town Road," his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus) and I knew about the controversy with him being a black country singer, which in itself is rare.
But his coming out can be seen as monumental. There have been rumors of various musicians being gay before they came out (i.e. George Michael, Ricky Martin) while others were openly gay when they reached their fame (Frank Ocean.) But this has to be the first some an artist has come out as an LGBTQ while at the top of the charts.
So here are the best and (and worst) Twitter reactions to Lil Nas X coming out.
The first one is the one I like to call "Welcome to the party, Lil Nas X"
And here come the homophobes with their super clever takes... 🙄 pic.twitter.com/tL4omdC5cb— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) July 1, 2019
i been thirstin on lil nas x for months, whole time he gay pic.twitter.com/94tzkND4BB— amber thee stallion™ (@j_hyunleee) July 1, 2019
country fans when they realize lil nas x is gay pic.twitter.com/c1WxIQiRFi— ًbay 83 (@igortyIer) July 1, 2019