The gays just can't stop winning! And homophobia just can't stop losing!
In a pleasantly surprising development, Grammy-winning rapper and Out cover star Lil Nas X has officially reached over 52 million+ listeners on Spotify, dethroning DaBaby as the popular music streaming platform's most listened-to male rapper in the world!
According to Lil Nas X's official Spotify artist page, his recent, chart-topping bops like "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" and the gay AF Jack Harlow collab that broke the internet "Industry Baby," have netted the 22-year-old artist 52,018,693 monthly listeners on the platform, which was more than enough to beat DaBaby's 51,882,271 monthly fans. This makes X Spotify's highest-streamed male hip-hop artist, and the 12th most listened-to artist in the world overall, which is a huge honor considering he keeps company with the likes of other current musical greats like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, and Doja Cat amongst others.
"Wow, this is insane," X tweeted, sharing the news with fans. 'This is the most I’ve ever had in my career. Thank [you] to everybody listening."
While Lil Nas X's power and success seem to be continuously expanding, DaBaby's powers seem to be waning, as he has found himself in a lot of hot water as of late, on the heels of the controversy surrounding recent homophobic comments he made regarding those living with HIV and AIDS during his performance at last month's Rolling Loud music festival in Miami.
Not only has DaBaby lost out on all sorts of future concert bookings and appearances, but many celebs and queer organizations have spoken out against his comments, including his "Levitating" collaborator, and one of pop's biggest names at the moment, Dua Lipa.
"I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments," Lipa said in a late July Instagram Story post in response to DaBaby's homophobia. "I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV and AIDS."
In a world that is still so plagued with so much anti-gay hate, it's nice to see someone as authentically and unapologetically themselves as Lil Nas X continue to thrive, and we absolutely love to see it!