Over the weekend, Lil Nas X came out as gay after his concert in the UK. The “Old Town Road” rapper then took to social media to announce his sexuality to his 4 million-plus followers. In the past, Hip-Hop has not been the safest place for the LGBTQ community, but this is a new day and age. While he continues to enjoy the success of his young career, the expression of his truth brings about a new audience and united community.
just cuz i’m gay don’t mean i’m not straight
— nope (@LilNasX) July 1, 2019
He has received support from many people including Dwyane Wade and Irv Gotti. Wade took to the rapper’s comment section to share some encouraging words.
“Focus on all the good in your life,” said Wade. “Don’t allow these fools get to you. It’s a lot of us out here proud of who and what you represent.”
The retired NBA veteran has been a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community. Both he and his wife supported their son, Zion, 12 at Miami Beach Pride back in April.
We are here for supportive and loving parents and family support @itsgabrielleu and @DwyaneWade was out supporting their son at a pride event this weekend ❤️😭🌈 Photos via @dwyanewade IG story😊 pic.twitter.com/U8vAOOUNJv
— Equality Jamaica (@EqualityJa) April 7, 2019
Irv Gotti caught up with TMZ to share his thoughts on one of music’s breakout stars this year. The Tales creator feels that this day and age is more accepting. You must be who you are. No one cares about his sexual preference. The Murder Inc. executive says that this would have not been the case two or three decades ago. It goes to show that Hip-Hop has become extremely progressive and will continue to move in the right direction. Lil Nas X released his 7 EP last month. The EP generated two new Hot 100 entries in “Panini” and the Cardi B assisted, “Rodeo.” The two songs join the chart-topping smash, “Old Town Road,” which remains at number 1.