Lil Nas X Says Music Industry Will Have More LGBTQ Artists In 10 Years
Lil Nas X has been one of the music industry‘s biggest superstars for the past two years. He first burst onto the scene in the spring of 2019, with his hit single, “Old Town Toad,” starring country legend Billy Ray Cyrus.
Nas X is also very open about his sexuality, as a gay man. He expresses himself in this way, through social networks, his music and his clips. In a new interview with GQ, the Atlanta native also spoke about the LBGTQ artists.
Nas X believes more LGBTQ artists will be released in 10 years
Nas X has spoken to GQ and believes there will be more gay rappers and LGBTQ artists as a whole in 10 years. People may believe that what he does now is having an impact, but Nas X says artists 10 years from now will make him even more mainstream.
âThe whole landscape is very hyper-masculine. I have a feeling that this new generation of rappers coming up, and those who are here, are going to have to reshape their thoughts. Because the change is happening. There are going to be so many gay rappers. There are going to be more trans people in the industry and so on. Ten years from now, not everything I do will seem shocking.
Nas X has become one of the greatest LGBTQ artists in the world
For Nas X, as an LGBTQ artist, his music also speaks for itself. In September, he finally released his first studio album, “Montero”. This was led by two Billboard Hot 1oo hits, in “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby”, with Jack Harlow. This album also had other star appearances, from Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus and Elton John.
Montero debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It was just behind Drake’s âCertified Lover Boyâ.
Nas X also addressed homophobia within the industry
Nas X receives a lot of love from his fans and other artists, but unfortunately there is still LGBTQ hatred, which has been spewed out. This is mostly from Boosie, who is one of Louisiana’s most popular rappers, and on social media. Boosie has been questioning Nas X since the summer on the way he expresses who he is, as a homosexual.
In October, Boosie even took to Twitter to say that Nas X had to kill himself and the world would be a better place without him. This tweet was the result of Nas X trolling Boosie, claiming that the two would supposedly have a song together. Nas X then called this alleged record “fire”.
Following Boosie’s tweet, many reported him, for hate speech, against Nas X. Surprisingly though, Boosie’s Twitter account was not affected at all, unlike Instagram. On IG, his accounts continue to be suspended after posting nude women on his IG Live feed last year to his account of more than 10 million followers.