Lil Nas X has been in the headlines lately following his controversial music visual to his most recent single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” The hip-hop artist has shared his truth in the media, coming out as a gay artist at the peak of his career in 2019. Recently, it seems as though some social media users feel that the music artist is bluffing for success.
“Y’all love saying i’m being gay for success but can’t name 5 successful gay male artists in the last 10 years to save your life,” he began.
Lil Nas X is responding to the narrative being put out by social media users that being gay or affiliating himself with the LGBTQIA community will boost his career. The rapper believes that gay people in the industry are usually not as successful as heterosexual figures, giving him no reason to have to fake his truth.
“I’m not dissing anyone. I’m acknowledging the fact that we aren’t usually as successful as our peers,” he clarified. “It’s a million n*ggas in the industry that make nothing but songs about women and y’all don’t complain. but I make my first song about a n*gga and now it’s my entire artistry. y’all crack me up man.”
Lil Nas has been addressing rumors circulating in the media about him lately, just last week the “Old Town Road” artist was under fire when fans believed that he left his mom on the streets without any attempts to help her after a video of her begging went viral.
“I hate speaking on my personal life, but y’all n*ggas don’t know how many nights I’ve cried myself to sleep feeling guilty because nothing I tried would help my mom,” he stated. “Paint me as the bad guy all you want but at the end of the day you don’t know me outside of this internet sh*t.