Lil Nas X might be on top of the world right now, but the musician is still having to field questions that all gays get. In a recent Q&A on his Instagram account, the performer was asked if he was a top or bottom.
“I get this question a lot and to people who bunk, I’ve never been a bunk bed kinda guy,” Lil Nas X said in response to a question about his preferred sexual position. “I like king-sized beds, I like queen-sized beds, I like full...” Quite the jokester.
While disappointing bunk bed afficionados and giving hope to fans of king, queen, and full-sized beds everywhere, Lil Nas also made a point about the appropriateness of asking someone such a personal question.
“But for real, all jokes aside, with this top and bottom shit in the gay community, it is like become a huge form of misogyny, and it’s like how you n*gg*s misogynists?” a polite but mildly exasperated Lil Nas continued. “You’re all gay, you’re faggots. We’re all faggots.”
Lil Nas X stirred a controversy recently with his release of the music video for his hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” which featured the singer giving a lap dance to Satan. The song debuted at the top of the Billboard charts earlier this year. He also just passed the two-year anniversary of the release of “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus which recently became the most streamed song in U.S. history.
The question also comes just less than after he famously rapped "I might bottom on the low but I top shit" in his "Holiday" track.
He had released a special shoe in conjunction with the the song and video. The shoe’s manufacturer, Nike, however, objected to negative press from some quarters due to the Satanic theme of the shoe as well as the inclusion of a small amount of human blood in each shoe. Lil Nas X eventually apologized for the video (sort of…), but Nike, which was not a party to the design of the demonically- themed shoe, fought a short legal battle and the shoe was pulled from sale to the public.
Last month, Lil Nas X starred in boy band Brockhampton’s latest single, “Count On Me” off their new album Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, where he liplocks with previous Brockhampton collaborator Dominic Fike. The pair start making out on the shore by a river, then move into the water for more tongue and lip action before they become computer animated versions with intwining bodies during the wild, hallucinatory video.