On the last day of Pride Month, he pointed fans to his lyrics and artwork, saying “thought I made it obvious”
Today (June 30), Lil Nas X came out as gay, a source close to the situation tells Pitchfork. He announced the news by pointing to the lyrics of “C7osure” from his new 7 EP. “some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more,” he wrote. “but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” The tweet includes a rainbow emoji; today is the final day of Pride Month.
“C7osure” begins, “True say, I want and I need to let go, use my time to be free.” He continues: “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.”
Later, Lil Nas X pointed to 7’s artwork: “deadass thought i made it obvious.”
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been the No. 1 song in the U.S. since April, breaking streaming records previously set by Drake and holding off two different new Taylor Swift singles.
His EP 7 debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week behind the new Raconteurs LP. Lil Nas X tweeted to Third Man Records, “congrats!!!” Read “How Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Became a Lightning Rod for Race, the Charts, and Country Music” on the Pitch. Also read Pitchfork’s feature “50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride.”