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Lil Nas X Comes Out And Twitter Reacts

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | July 1, 2019 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | July 1, 2019 |

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Lil Nas X is a 20-year-old rapper whose country-rap single ‘Old Town Road’ became a viral challenge on TikTok before dominating pop culture in a major way. The song was controversially removed from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs over claims it wasn’t really country, leading Billy Ray Cyrus, of all people, to jump in and assist. As of the writing of this post, ‘Old Town Road’ has been at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks straight, fending off competition from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, Drake, and Billie Eilish. Yesterday, on the final day of Pride Month, he came out on Twitter, and it was really sweet (and also a fab excuse to plug his new album).

For those who thought this was too subtle, he made sure everyone knew what he was talking about.

Some people reacted in obviously sh*tty ways, which we won’t share here. Instead, let’s focus on the positive and the funny!

The usual homophobic suspects are crawling out of the woodwork, as are all the Well Actually guys who just want you to know they don’t care if Lil Nas X is gay but why won’t he shut up about it and all that crap. But seriously, it’s wonderful that a 20-year-old rapper who’s currently at the peak of his fame and visibility as a celebrity has come out in such a nonchalant way as Pride Month wrapped up. All that AND he performed at Glastonbury? There’s a man living his best life.

Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.

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