Lil Nas X spoke about the backlash to coming out as gay in a BBC interview, Friday. The “Old Town Road” rapper had hinted about his sexuality earlier in the week in series of Tweets highlighting his lyrics and the artwork on releases of his songs.
“I kinda revealed it,” he told the BBC when asked about his sexuality. Pushed on what he had revealed, he replied: “That I’m gay.”
He was asked whether he expected any negative reactions to the news. “Oh, I’m already getting it,” he said. Evidently, it has not fazed him. “I used to be that person being negative,” he said. “I’m not angry or anything [about it], because I understand how they just want that reaction. I’m also, I feel like, opening the doors for more people.”