Lil Nas X Comes Out as Gay Lil Nas X announced the news via Twitter on June 30, the last day of Pride Month. Lil Nas X, via Twitter The tweet included a rainbow emoji. “C7osure” is a track from Lil Nas X's latest EP, '7.' Lil Nas X also pointed out his latest album's artwork, which includes a rainbow pattern. Lil Nas X, via Twitter Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been the No. 1 song in the U.S. since April. '7' debuted at No. 2 on this week's 'Billboard' 200, behind the Raconteurs' new album, 'Hel

Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X comes out on World Pride Day

Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X had a message on World Pride Day – he’s a member of the LGBTQ community.

The “Old Town Road” performer who just notched his 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – the longest run for any artist this year – posted on Twitter Sunday:

“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.”

The song, “C7osure (You Like),” is on the rapper’s recently released EP, “7.” Lyrics 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.”

Lil Nas X (aka Montero Hill), was born and raised Atlanta and worked at Zaxby’s and Six Flags before pursuing music. “Old Town Road” ignited controversy when, after debuting at No. 19 on the Hot Country Songs chart, Billboard removed it in March, deeming it more of a rap song than country. 

In April, Billy Ray Cyrus hopped on a remix of “Old Town Road” and performed it with Lil Nas X at the June BET Awards. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.