Lil Nas X Lands 2 Songs on 'Billboard' Rock Charts The announcement was made on Twitter. 'Billboard' Charts, via Twitter His breakout hit, "Old Town Road," is the first hip-hop tune to lead the 'Billboard' 100 for 13 straight weeks. In addition, his debut EP, '7,' is currently America's number one rap album. It has now sold nearly 80,000 units.

Lil Nas X receives more support from Cardi B, Laverne Cox

Add Cardi B to the list of celebrities publicly supporting Lil Nas X after his recent disclosure that he is gay.

Performing at the London Wireless Festival on Friday night, the “Press” rap empress invited Lil Nas X onstage to perform his inescapable “Old Town Road” along with “Rodeo,” the song featuring Cardi on Lil Nas X’s new EP, “7.”

Following the show, Cardi B – who also spends plenty of time in Atlanta – told Lil Nas X in a Twitter post to “keep doing your thing.” 

Transgender star Laverne Cox expressed her approval to TMZ about Lil Nas X’s decision to come out and said she thinks there are other closeted hip-hop stars who are afraid to do the same.

In an interview with the BBC last week, Lil Nas X, 20, acknowledged that homosexuality still isn’t widely accepted among country and hip-hop fans – the two genres he’s appealing to with his breakout hit – but also said that he isn’t angry at anyone who reacted negatively to the news of his sexuality and feels that his announcement is “opening doors for more people.”

Someone interested in Lil Nas X for another reason is Washington Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee. 

After seeing Lil Nas X tweet about global warming, Inslee responded with an invitation: "Let’s collab @LilNasX."

The rapper is experiencing a celebratory week on the charts as “Old Town Road” continues its stranglehold on the top of the Billboard 100 for the 13th week and his “7” EP debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. 

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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.