Lil Nas X has been riding high ever since the success of his debut single “Old Town Road.”
In a thinly veiled tweet wrote on Sunday night, the country music rapper came out as gay.
The 20-year-old revealed his sexuality to his over a million followers to celebrate the end of Pride month.
He told his fans to listen closely to the hidden message in one of his latest songs.
“‘Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [f**k with me] no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure,” Lil Nas X wrote followed by a rainbow emoji.
But after some fans failed to find the hidden meaning, the Atlanta-based singer wrote a follow up tweet.
“deada** thought I made it obvious,” he tweeted posting a picture of his 7 EP cover art as proof. It shows Lil Nas X – real name Montero Lamar Hill – which shows him walking towards a distant city.
The rapper zoomed in on one of those buildings lit up in rainbow colors.
His coming out tweet has been met with praise by fans and celebrities like Walking Dead star Daniel Newman and beauty guru James Charles.
deadass thought i made it obvious pic.twitter.com/HFCbVqBkLM
— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
Newman led the celebratory tweets writing, “So proud of you @LilNasX’ and ‘F**k! Coming OUT proud when you’re at the Top of the rap Game!!! Do you guys realize how monumental this is?!?! It’s a whole new world now when being gay is an asset! unheard of. So proud of @LilNasX & all #LGBTQA heroes that changed the world for everyone.”
The lyrics to Lil Nas X song c7osure is meant to be a song about struggling to come out.
“Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know / Embracin’ this news I behold unfolding/ I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time / But I look back at this moment, I’ll see that I’m fine,” his song lyrics say.
“True say, I want and I need To let go, use my time to be free …Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold / This is what I gotta do, Can’t be regrettin’ when I’m old,” the lyrics continue.
The music video for the song shows a stressed boy sitting at a table with arguing adults.
The boy then jumps into the sky and lands on a beach and peacefully reclines on a chair and sips a tropical drink.
Old Town Road was released in December 2018 and exploded in 2019 – thanks to its viral popularity on the TikTok App.
But it was meant with backlash by some country music fans over whether it was a country song.
It was taken off the Billboard Country 100. However some say Billboard was trying to keep a black man out of the country music industry.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus then decided to join Lil Nas for a remix of the hit to bring him back onto the country chart and back to number one.