If you need a little more yeehaw energy to get you through the end of Pride month, rapper Lil Nas X is here to deliver. The “Old Town Road” musician seemingly came out via Twitter Sunday, tweeting an animated video to his track “C7osure (You Like).”
“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more,” he tweeted, “but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.”
Added to the tweet were three emojis, including a rainbow.
For the unaware, Lil Nas X is one of music’s hottest up-and-coming rappers whose debut single, “Old Town Road,” featuring Miley’s daddy Billy Ray, won’t let Taylor Swift’s Pride-related anthem, “You Need to Calm Down,” live at No. 1 on the charts. The track has been atop the Billboard Hot 100 for at least 12 weeks. It courted controversy earlier this year when then country music establishment wouldn’t let the song thrive.
While Mr. X’s first message wasn’t necessarily a definitive coming out, namely with the rapper using specific LGBTQ+ labels to identify himself, he did send another tweet hours later saying, “deadass thought i made it obvious.”
Attached to the second tweet was a picture of the cover of his debut EP 7, and a second photo zoomed in on the skyline in the photo, which features one of the buildings lit up in rainbow colors.
Grammy-winning music producer Boi-1da (God's Plan, Best I Ever Had) tweeted his support of the artist: “Go krazy lil bro we love you.”