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Lil Nas X

The 20-year-old rapper Lil’ Nas X ended Pride month on a bang by seemingly coming out in a few tweets.

In his initial tweet (below), he 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.”

You’ll notice that the tweet ended with a rainbow emoji.

A majority of his fans supported his coming out while a handful said they didn’t care and even fewer expressed disapproval (not that they matter).

The lyrics of the song, which appeared on his latest album 7 (released June 21, 2019), go:

True say
I want and I need
To let go
Use my time to be free
It’s like it’s always what you like
It’s always what you like
Why it’s always what you like?
It’s always what you like, huh
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 a hold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regretting when I’m old
Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know
Embracing 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
I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time
I set boundaries for myself, it’s time to cross the line

But for those who didn’t decode his first tweet, Lil’ Nas X released a second tweet which detailed a piece of the album’s cover art, showing a rainbow colored skyscraper in the city skyline.

Lil’ Nas X made waves earlier this summer by releasing his “Old Town Road” song collaboration with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and also appearing in a Wrangler’s jeans ad, upsetting some racially biased fans of the Western country clothing brand.

In short, he’s blazing new trails in hip-hop and country and we’re here for it, no matter how he identifies. Welcome to the ranch, pardner!

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