The Pop Report

Lil Nas X Comes out as Gay on Last Day of Pride Month

Lil Nas X

Rapper Lil Nas X, best known for his viral rap-country hit “Old Town Road,” has come out of the closet.

The rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, publicly came out Sunday in a Twitter post.

The “Old Town Road” singer asked his followers to listen more carefully to “C7osure (You like),” a track off his newly released EP, 7.

“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of ya’ll not gone [f— with me] no more. but before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to c7osure,” he wrote, along with a rainbow emoji.

The song features lyrics like, “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.”

He also croons, “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.”

In a follow-up tweet, Lil Nas X shared a zoomed-in image of his EP cover art, showing one of the buildings in the background cityscape lit up in rainbow colors. “deadass thought I made it obvious,” he captioned the photo.