Lil Nas X has been one of the music industry’s biggest superstars, over the past two years. He initially stormed onto the scene in the spring of 2019, with his chart-topping hit single, “Old Town Toad,” featuring country legend, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Nas X is also very open about his sexuality, as a gay man. He expresses himself in this way, through social media, his music, along with his music videos. In a new interview with GQ, the Atlanta native also spoke about LBGTQ artists.
Nas X Believes More LGBTQ Artists Will Be Out In 10 Years
Nas X spoke with GQ and feels that there will be more gay rappers, and LGBTQ artists out as a whole, 10 years from now. People may believe that what he’s doing now is impactful, but Nas X says the artists out 10 years from now, will make it even more common.
“The whole landscape is very hyper-masculine. I do feel like this newer generation of rappers who are coming in, and the ones who are here, are going to have to reshape their thoughts. Because change is happening. There’s going to be so many gay rappers. There’s going to be more trans people in the industry and what not. Ten years from now, everything that I’m doing won’t even seem like it was shocking.”
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Nas X Has Become One Of The Biggest LGBTQ Artists In The World
For Nas X, as an LGBTQ artist, his music also speaks for itself. In September, he finally released his debut studio album, “Montero.” This was led by two Billboard Hot 1oo chart-topping hits, in “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” and “Industry Baby,” featuring Jack Harlow. This album also had other star-studded appearances, from Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, and Elton John.
Montero went on to debut at number two, on the Billboard 200 chart. This was right behind Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy.”
Nas X Has Also Dealt With Homophobia Within The Industry
Nas X receives a lot of love from his fans and other artists, but there is still unfortunately some LGBTQ hate, that has been spewed. This has mostly come from Boosie, who is one of the most popular rappers out of Louisiana, and on social media. Boosie’s been calling Nas X out, since the summer, over the way he expresses who he is, as a gay man.
In October, Boosie even took to Twitter, to say that Nas X needs to commit suicide, and how the world would be better without him. That tweet was a result of Nas X trolling Boosie, claiming that the two supposedly have a song together. Nas X went on to call this alleged record, “fire.”
Following Boosie’s tweet, many reported it, for hate speech, against Nas X. Surprisingly though, Boosie’s Twitter account wasn’t affected at all, unlike on Instagram. On IG, his accounts continue to get suspended, after displaying nude women, on his IG Live feed, last year, on his account of over 10 million followers.