The 20-year-old “Old Town Road” star explained that he didn’t ever think he was going to come out.
“I kind of revealed, you know, that I am gay,” he said. “How big of a deal is that? Is it something that I was considering never doing ever, like taking to the grave or something? But I was like, ‘I don’t want to live my entire life – especially how I got to where I’m at, not doing what I want to do.’ I’m also opening doors for more people.”
Lil Nas X added that he expected to receive backlash from coming out, “especially within the country and hip-hop communities, it’s not really accepting in either.” He said he’s been dealing with homophobic trolls through humor.
“I’m already getting [backlash],” he said. “I’m not angry or anything because I understand they want that reaction. I’m just going to joke back with them.”