When it comes to responding to homophobic hate, Lil Nas X doesn't miss.
After releasing the twerktastic, gay AF music video for his latest single "Industry Baby" alongside fellow rapper Jack Harlow on Friday, the 22-year-old artist and Grammy winner had to deal with a barrage of completely unnecessary, homophobic hate from people online all weekend.
This (unfortunately) isn't the first time X has had to deal with this type of thing though (the backlash he faced from conservatives after the release of the "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" music video is still fresh on our minds), so we already knew he had this handled in the best, most X way possible.
"The truth is there is no attack," X said responding to one particular tweet that claims the "Industry Baby" video is emasculating and attack Black men. "You view femininity as weakness. You don’t like gay Black men because you are afraid of Black men, as a whole, being viewed as weak. You cling on to your masculinity because without it you have nothing else going for yourself."
And when it comes to the same old tired accusation of pushing the ~*gay agenda*~ on the unsuspecting masses, X also had the perfect response.
"Yes manipulation is real. Agendas are real. I just simply don’t believe me in a fictional prison with twerking men could lead to a heterosexual man deciding to suck dick," he said.
"All jokes aside, the idea of a gay agenda doesn’t make sense. If someone influences you to suck cock, you probably already wanted to suck cock."
While it sucks that X has to go through this on a regular basis simply because he is an out, queer artist pushing boundaries and living his most authentic life, it's good to know that he can hold his own! And for the haters out there who still think sending unfair, hateful, and homophobic criticism X's way is actually going to do something to get him to stop living his best life, newsflash: it's most definitely not.
Watch and stream "Industry Baby" for clear skin.