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EntertainmentLil Nas X says he was scared of losing fans by coming out as gay but was 'pushed by the universe'

19:05  15 august  2019
19:05  15 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Lil Nas X said in a recent interview that he didn't initially plan to come out as gay , in part due to his fear of alienating some of his fans . After coming out to his father and sister, Lil Nas shared his news to Twitter near the end of June. "Deada-- thought I made it obvious," the rapper tweeted, referencing a

Lil Nas X knew it was time for him to share his story with the world. The 20-year-old singer became "I never would have done that if I wasn’t in a way pushed by the universe ," he says of his coming - out story. Since then, he 's received some backlash but also praise from fans and the hip-hop community.

Lil Nas X says he was scared of losing fans by coming out as gay but was 'pushed by the universe' © Paras Griffin/Getty Images
  • "Old Town Road" rapper Lil Nas X said in a recent interview with Time magazine that he didn't initially plan to come out due to homophobia in the music industry.
  • "I know the people who listen to [country] the most, and they're not accepting of homosexuality," Lil Nas told the magazine.
  • But the rapper added that he felt "pushed by the universe" to come out during Pride month after seeing rainbow flags and couples holding hands.

Lil Nas X said in a recent interview that he didn't initially plan to come out as gay, in part due to his fear of alienating some of his fans.

The rapper, who went viral was his hit "Old Town Road," said he'd been taught from a young age that homosexuality "is never going to be OK," and told Time magazine that he was afraid of losing fans if he came out.

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Lil Nas X added he was inspired by seeing support for members of the LGBTQ community during Pride Month. Before announcing the news to the world via Original story:'Old Town Road' rapper Lil Nas X comes out as gay : 'Thought i made it obvious'. On June 30, the Atlanta artist suggested fans take a

But during Pride Week, he felt as if the " universe " was pushing him to open up about his sexuality. "I never would have done that if I wasn’t in a way pushed by the Lil Nas first alluded to his sexuality when he told fans to listen to his song "C7osure (You Like)," and noted the rainbow on his album cover.

"I know the people who listen to [country music] the most, and they're not accepting of homosexuality," said Lil Nas, whose hit single successfully combines elements of country and hip-hop.

Lil Nas told the magazine that Pride month ended up motivating him to open up about his sexuality.

"In June, I'm seeing Pride flags everywhere and seeing couples holding hands - little stuff like that," the rapper said, adding, "I never would have [come out] if I wasn't in a way pushed by the universe."

After coming out to his father and sister, Lil Nas shared his news to Twitter near the end of June.

"Deada-- thought I made it obvious," the rapper tweeted, referencing a rainbow on one of his album covers.

In a subsequent tweet, Lil Nas urged to listen closely to his song "c7osure," in which he seemingly alludes to his sexuality.

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“ He said he was gay , so what?” Hart interrupts, while others in the room can be heard adding He goes on to explain that, by coming out at his height as a “cool dude” with a hit song, it made more Now that the show has aired, Lil Nas X ’s statements have been praised, with fans thanking him for

US rapper Lil Nas X has said that when he was younger he hoped being gay was just "a phase". In an interview with CBS, the Old Town Road hitmaker says he knew as a teenager that he was gay and would "would just pray and pray" that his sexuality "would go away". In a teaser clip that aired on

"Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more," Lil Nas said in his tweet. "But before this month ends I want y'all to listen closely to c7osure."

Despite Lil Nas' fears, "Old Town Road" remains the longest-running number-one hit in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, despite being removed from Billboard's country chart at first.

The rapper has seemed to embrace his decision to come out, tweeting in late July, "Wow man last year I was sleeping on my sister's floor, had no money, struggling to get plays on my music, suffering from daily headaches, now I'm gay."

You can read the full interview with Lil Nas X at Time.

Related video: Behind the scenes with Lil Nas X at his TIME cover photo shoot (Provided by TIME):


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