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

Lil Nas X receives support from Miley Cyrus

The Atlanta rapper announced he is gay on the last day of Pride Month

Shortly after announcing that he is gay, Lil Nas X is receiving support from Miley Cyrus.

The Atlanta-based “Old Town Road” rapper, 20, used the last day of Pride Month to post a message confirming his sexuality.

Now Cyrus, who performed with him over the weekend at the Glastonbury Festival in England, tweeted encouraging words to Lil Nas X, calling him her “baby brother.”


Cyrus’ father, Billy Ray, is featured on a remix of “Old Town Road,” which remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the 13th week. 

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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.  
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