Lil Nas X celebrated coming out as gay one year ago today (June 30) before Pride Month officially wrapped.
On June 30, 2019, the "Old Town Road" artist shared an animated video of his song "C7osure (You Like)" off his Grammy award-nominated project 7. "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 wrote on Twitter with a rainbow emoji to close out last year's Pride Month.
Fans at the time speculated the song's lyrics referred to his sexuality, which Lil Nas X "thought I made it obvious" in his follow-up tweet featuring a close-up shot of a rainbow-lit building on his 7 EP cover. This year, he quote-tweeted the original video with a much more direct celebratory message.