On the first day of Pride Month, Lil Nas X said he has decided “to come out as beautiful.” The “Old Town Road” singer made the declaration on Wednesday on Twitter.
“i’ve decided to come out as beautiful. i know this is surprising to a lot of you but i’ve been suffering with this condition for a very long time & im finally ready to step forward and own it,” he wrote.
i’ve decided to come out as beautiful. i know this is surprising to a lot of you but i’ve been suffering with this condition for a very long time & im finally ready to step forward and own it.— MONTERO (@LilNasX) June 1, 2022
hes only coming out as Beautiful as a stepping stone bc he's afraid to fully come out as Gorgeous
— 👑 (@echopara) June 1, 2022
You know, I saw photos of your and and thought, there’s a person who suffers from beauty. I didn’t want to say anything in case you were keeping it a secret. I’m glad you decided to come out and share with us 💕💕💕 beautiful!
— dreamlandtrees (@dreamlandtrees) June 1, 2022
Lil Nas X often speaks about healing and self-love. The Grammy-winning singer, who released Montero as his debut album in 2021, spoke about how the project contributed to his own healing.
“I love joking but on a serious note, making this album was therapy for me,” he tweeted after releasing the album. “I began healing many unchecked wounds, facing skeletons in my closet I never wanted to, fighting internally every day and crying persistently.”
i love joking but on a serious note making this album was therapy for me. i began healing many unchecked wounds, facing skeltons in my closet i never wanted to, fighting internally every day and crying persistently, MONTERO is truly my baby. thanks for the love 💕🦋
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) September 18, 2021
In an interview with GQ in November, the 23-year-old singer described his definition of the “gay agenda” as he spoke about his journey to self-acceptance.
“It looks like a little boy asking his parents at 8 years old, can he get some nail polish or try something, and it’s not even a question,” he said about the “gay agenda.” “It looks like two guys kissing during a performance and there not being anything crazy on Twitter about it the next day. It looks like a little boy who doesn’t want to play f**king football and hang with the girls, and that just being a normal thing. Just letting people exist. Like, that’s gay as f**k.”