AceShowbiz - Lil Nas X broke the Internet yesterday after he apparently came out on Twitter, and it seems like the "Old Town Road" hitmaker's DMs may be blowing up with people trying to hit on him. One particular person, however, foregoes private message as he opts to shoot his shot very publicly.
"Love & Hip Hop: Miami" star Bobby Lytes took to his Instagram account to share his excitement over the news, naming the musician as his new Man Crush Monday. "#MCM somebody tell Lil NasX I'm tryna riiiiidee till I can't no more!" Bobby wrote in the caption alongside a photo of Lil Nas.
The caption was a reference to Lil Nas X's "ride no more" lyrics on his hit track "Old Town Road" that saw him collaborating with Billy Ray Cyrus. Before people would get the wrong idea about about the lyrics, the 20-year-old recently explained on Twitter that the song was really about horses. "old town road is literally about horses," he said.
Lil Nas X made fans believe that he came out as gay on the final day of Pride month after posting some cryptic tweets on Sunday, June 30. "some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y'all to listen closely to c7osure," he tweeted along with a music video for "C7osure (You Like)" as he asked people to listen to his new track. He also added a rainbow emoji.
The song includes lyrics like "Ain't no more actin', man that forecast say I should just let me grow/ No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go/ Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold/ This is what I gotta do, can't be regrettin' when I'm old."
However, he further confused his fans with his recent tweet about his sexual orientation. "just cuz i'm gay don't mean i'm not straight."
Either way, the Atlanta-born emcee has since received supportive messages from his followers. "Pretty brave tbh considering your fan base is mostly hetero men. Congrats," one wrote. YouTuber James Charles weighed in, "really happy for u dude."
Another added, "Proud of you! Sorry you had to deal with the people trying to force you to say it before you were ready, but I'm so glad you were still able to do it on your own terms!" Someone else similarly wrote, "I’m so proud of you Nas...diamond record, topping charts and making history for people like us. You are so brave & we supporting til the END."