MNEK, Kalen Allen, Ari Lennox and More React to Lil Nas X Coming Out: 'The Culture Loves It'
In a post on Sunday (June 30), hip-hop superstar Lil Nas X officially came out to the world. The star posted a video on his Twitter account asking fans to listen closely to the lyrics of his song “C7osure,” along with posting a zoomed-in photo of his 7 EP’s art, showing a rainbow projected on the side of a building. “Deadass thought I made it obvious,” he wrote.
Fans around the world rejoiced at the news, praising Lil Nas X not only for coming out at the end of Pride month, but for coming out at the height of his popularity (the star’s song “Old Town Road” has spent 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart).
Some of those celebrating were celebrities, both queer and not. Many stars took to social media to congratulate the rapper on sharing his truth with the world.
Here are some of the best reactions.
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. ----✨ pic.twitter.com/O9krBLllqQ— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
deadass thought i made it obvious pic.twitter.com/HFCbVqBkLM— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
we also stan an openly gay black kid going diamond with his first single. the culture loves it. truly. @LilNasX— MNEK (@MNEK) July 1, 2019
Proud of you @LilNasX --— Ryan Jamaal Swain (@RyanJamaal) July 1, 2019
We will protect Lil Nas X at all costs --— Ira thee Third (@ira) July 1, 2019
I expect to see @LilNasX in every pride campaign next year! Period!— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) July 1, 2019
Happy Pride Month loves ❤️ Lil Nas X is a true inspiration and light ☺️— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) July 1, 2019
Me protecting Lil Nas X at all costs pic.twitter.com/DjNI0jpDxm— ZÉ TAYLOR (@FATHERBONNET) July 1, 2019
Fuck! Coming OUT proud when you're at the Top of the rap Game!!! Do you guys realize how monumental this is?!?! It's a whole new world now when being gay is an asset! unheard of. So proud of @LilNasX & all #LGBTQA Heroes that changed the world for everyone ❤️--️-- #pride @glaad https://t.co/4065PxqHUd— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) July 1, 2019
. @LilNasX is America’s sweetheart--— Kiana Ledé (@KianaLede) July 1, 2019
i knew lil nas x was one of us but i ain't know he was a aries too so i extra stan this behavior.— Khalif (@le1f) July 1, 2019