Dennis Rodman threw his support behind country rapper Lil Nas X who was attacked by anti-homosexual trolls on social media after he came out of the closet on Sunday.
Nas X came out in a series of tweets after performing at the 2019 Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK on Sunday - the last day of Pride Month.
In one tweet, the 20-year-old directed his 1.7 million Twitter followers to listen closely to the lyrics in his track "C7osure" off his 7 EP.
Although the lyrics in the song are vague, Nas X tweeted, "deadass thought I made it obvious," alluding to the rainbow colors in his song cover art.
The backlash was immediate. Country music fans and rap fans attacked the young Atlanta native, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill.
On Tuesday, celebrities and former pro athletes showed their support for Nas X in tweets and posts on Instagram.com. But the strangest show of support came from retired NBA star Dennis Rodman.
Rodman, 58, who confirmed his heterosexuality in 2014, posted a Photoshopped image that showed him on horseback, wearing his old Chicago Bulls uniform.
He captioned the image: "Lets. Ride... @lilnasx," with an eggplant emoji - a symbol used in text messages and on social media to represent the male genitalia.
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