Lil Nas X is getting support from his A-list friends after the “Old Town Road” rapper shared that he’s getting bullied for being gay.
Posting a picture of a sad cowboy emoji holding a gun, Lil Nas X captioned the pic, “say one more home of phobic thing to me.”
That’s when his celebrity friends jumped in for reinforcement.
Wade, famous for his powerful presence on Miami Heat, posted a powerful response.
“Focus on all the good in your life. Don’t allow these fools get to you,” the NBA star wrote. “It’s a lot of us out here proud of who and what you represent.”
Wade, who is married to Gabrielle Union, is speaking from his heart. His 12-year-old son, Zion Malachi Airamis, is gay.
The Heat player recently opened up about his son’s sexuality after the whole family supported him during Miami Beach’s gay pride parade.
“I don’t really talk about it much because it’s Zion’s story to tell,” Wade told Variety. “I think as a family, we should support each other. That’s our job.”
He added, “My job as a father is to facilitate their lives and to support them and be behind them in whatever they want to do.”
Music-making powerhouse Diplo is also making his support for the 20-year-old known.
Responding to Lil Nas X’s post, he wrote, “We love you tho.”
Some fans are giving Diplo mixed reactions on his response, but his friendship with Lil Nas X is tight.
He brought the rapper and Billy Ray Cyrus on the stage at Coachella to perform their hit, “Old Town Road,” with Diplo even remixing the country/rap collab.
As The Blast reported, Lil Nas X came out as gay on Sunday, the last day of Pride Month.
In a series of tweets, the rapper wrote, “some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.”
He followed it up with a tweet of the cover of his EP, showing that one the buildings in the background had rainbow coloring. He captioned the pic, “deada– thought i made it obvious.”
The song Lil Nas X is referring to in the tweet is called “Closure” and contains lyrics that include:
Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow.
No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go.
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.
He also made it crystal clear — “Old Town Road” has nothing to do with his sexuality, which he addressed after some poked fun at his famous hit and the lyrics.