Lil Nas X has come under attack on social media as anti-homosexual social media followers react to the rapper coming out of the closet on Sunday, the final day of a full month of Gay Pride events.

The viral country music/ trap rapper declared his sexual preference in a series of social media posts on Sunday.

On Sunday, the 20-year-old directed his 1.3 million Twitter followers to listen closely to "C7osure," one of the tracks on his recently released EP 7 album.

"some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone [gonna] fwm [f--k with me] no more. but before this month ends i want y'all to listen closely to c7osure," he tweeted.

It was all too much for country music fans - many of whom were fans of his viral hit song "Old Town Road". The track broke a record for the longest-running No. 1 hip-hop song on Billboard this week.

The rapper's Twitter followers were initially supportive of his chosen lifestyle, but country music purists flamed his timeline with hateful tweets.

"deadass thought i made it obvious," Nas wrote in a follow-up Tweet that featured images of his rainbow cover art.

The onslaught continued on Monday, as many of his followers threatened to stop listening to his music because it didn't sound the same.

Nas, who is in Paris, addressed the haters, saying, "I apologize for my actions. hope you find a better role model" and "i’m as gay as a joke."

On Monday night, as the backlash continued, Nas appeared to retreat back into the closet. He tweeted: "just cuz i'm gay don't mean i'm not straight".

And on Tuesday he wrote a cryptic tweet, "just got news that i'm gay and i will no longer be streaming my music. i'm sorry that shit is just not ok."

Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

  • quenelle

    This cat got caught up in the propaganda, and ruined his career before it could even get started. They already didn't want to support him because of his race, and now he's just added an addtional negative layer. I don't know why gays think it's a career move (see B Ocean), to announce that you are gay. Know your audience. It's no one's business who you are attracted to, or sleep with - how about keeping it in the 'bedroom'.

  • WhoKnew

    Sounds about right. Well stated.

  • Rayne

    Forreal! WHY must the world know?

  • Rere

    He didn't have the complexion for gay protection???

  • Elevated Soul

    This is what happens to Black gay men when you see your sexuality first as opposed your race. I have no clue about this guy and his sexuality will not make me want to know his music.It's about the talent not your sexuality.

    Gays need to comprehend that being attracted to the same sex does not make you special.

  • Yup, I said it

    Sho' didn't because the LBGT will section off by race and religion. The Jewish gay folks have their little community and they don't like to mix with other gays either.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    He made a surprise appearance at an elementary school up here and performed his single. Those white kids were going bonkers. I wonder how the parents feel now. Ohio might as well be the bible belt.

  • Keyshia Ray

    I just posted this fact yesterday! The being special part.

  • Yardgirl

    The minute I heard that he came out I knew his career was going to be in jeopardy. Know your audience bro.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I have no clue about this guy
    So you have no clue if this is true or false. On if he is thinking of his gayness before his race.

    This is what happens to Black gay men when you see your sexuality first as opposed your race.

  • CookieMobster

    Ms. Sandra how do you KNOW it was country music purest?? Are you just assuming that? You know what happens when you assume.

  • Locapoca

    Nah Lil Nasty.... you don’t get to attention whore on the last day of pride month and announce to the world that Old Town Road is pretty much about Broke Back Mountain Cowboys ?. Then when Shyt gets heated you want to talk in circles And ride ur horse back into the closet ? NOPE

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Best wishes to you young man. You have a lot going on. But what is the will of God will be. Keep your head up. Sad to see you are going through all of this. You are just a kid.

  • Bossy704

    I knew he was gay when he bought his boyfriend old a** Billy Ray Cyrus a car. I didn't need an announcement or a rainbow.

  • Laykeya

    He’s black and gay. Tf?!!

  • Beloved Jordan

    his 15mins of fame is now over ...he betta make investments with that money he made..its not fair but its just the way it is.....

  • stav

    He thought he would get in on the liberal circus agenda , and would find millions more to listen to his music and accept him, but he's done quite the opposite. I agree what does your occupation have to do with your sex life? He thought this was his gay golden moment and it back fired as if has for many others.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This dude reminds of Wendy Williams husbands gay lover Aveon Foster..

    He needs to let that die out and not say ANYTHING else that does NOT pertain to his music!

  • currvalicious

    Not "heads back into the closet"...lmao!! I'm done. Auntie hitting today.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I remember back n the day when we "thought" Luther might be gay or thought MC lyte was butched..point is we need to get back to keeping our personal lives to ourselves n leave the music as music..stop givin these folk n the world something to talk about..

  • Alextra Ballard

    LordT....folks are really beginning to show their ignorance .....they are sexualizing “Old Town Road” It is no longer horses... ??now it’s about homosexuality.

  • DroneRivers

    He sounds....conflicted. Or confused or something. Maybe he wasn't quite ready to come out.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Poor thang, he was ready but now he getting backlash, so he is trying to do damage control or backtrack. It's really sad because I would think in this day and age with all the support for Transgender that being gay would be more accepting to say the least.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Very True. Latifah still haven't come out and the entire world knows about her. lol

  • R in NYC

    All I know is for a gay dude he can't dress for sh*t, he needs to get back in that closet and try on a few more outfits.???

  • SandraRose

    I'm just guessing by the hostile reactions. But you're right, they could be hip hop purists or just Black people hating on the gheys. ?

  • blue skies

    nobody ask u if u were so u shouldve just kept quiet bout it?????

  • DroneRivers

    I don't understand why finding out he's gay has to change how they feel about the music. Yall liked that annoying ass song before his announcement, what's the big deal now?!

    And I'm only calling it annoying cuz the other day I caught myself repeatedly saying "Can't nobody tell me nothiiiiiin, can't tell me nothinnnn" lol

  • bemetoo

    No one ask cause most already knew and blasted him for better nig a gay niki fan

  • SandraRose

    He thought he would be embraced and celebrated for opening that closet door. I guess he forgot he's a gimmick. ?

  • Lovely517

    Unfortunately, Nas didn’t have enough clout to come running out the closet just yet. Should have pumped the breaks on that horse?

  • Angelique Johnson

    Everybody just not going to accept that lifestyle. Just accept yourself and live life.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    lol I like the song wishing I was driving in a Maserati too! I wasn't feeling the new song Panini or whatever they call it too much.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He's trolling...I do think he likes the dyck but its not that serious...I just cant stand a joke-ity joke azz playing around all the time type...I know men who troll women for a living and they are a mess....

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly!! N because she is discreet, she has NOT lost a fan or been publicly shamed..when u put stuff out there u askin to be "trolled" cause people dont know what to say out their mouth these ur career! Keep ur preference n the bedroom not the blogs.

  • 9 Mind

    Say it again for the needy attention seekers in the back!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I wonder did he consult with Billy Miley Cyrus asking if she thought this was a good idea. See he tried to crossover into County Music and Country fans wasn't even ready for a black rapper much less a gay black rapper. It was to much to soon, although I don't have a problem with it.

  • davine puddin

    Did luther ever confirm nor deny?:did queen Latifah ever CONFIRM or deny? Did pee wee herman ever CONFIRM or deny? Dude you saw how people turned their back on the teletubbies. Why even address it!

  • Ni Ni

    Black people don't care that he's gay, but he's about to have a nervous breakdown over losing his precious yt country music fans. He better get a thick skin or his 15 minutes will be up soon.

  • sjames

    he playin the internet lol he was a major troll JUST in recent days. this boy ain't hurt

  • Ni Ni

    He already bought Billy Ray an expensive car. He doesn't seem wise with money.

  • DroneRivers

    lmao not the teletubbies!

  • DroneRivers

    I only know Old Town Road. I don't think you can escape it cuz it's been everywhere lol

  • Desiree

    I do the same but I love that song, lol...

  • Guess Who

    These new age folks are demented, attention seeking, psycho turds.

  • Li-Wright

    Well I wrote it elsewhere....Lil Nas waited until
    he got that $$$Mil Wrangler endorsement and deal to come out.

  • Li-Wright

    That's what I thought too. Plus he got that Wrangler jeans contract which I suspect and predict that Wrangler will either drop him, or not release any of his clothing.

  • Li-Wright

    The C&W community won't accept it.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chileeee...folk cant hold water no more smh jus shut yo ass up n watch the money pile lol dang!

  • SandraRose

    The clothing was released online. I don't know if it sold out.

  • Satin Panther

    I guess he felt he wanted to be the one to out his self bcuz ppl close to him knows it anyway which was very courageous of him. However he should of went the Queen Latifah route and not announce chit and just live his truth anyway in private. If the ghay conversation comes out he could of just called himself a "Pan-sexual" thats how Janelle Monae describes her sexuality.

  • kitttykatlady

    It's why taylor swift went from country to pop

  • Dowoop

    What was still in the closet? His pinkie?

  • Soon2BWife

    Predicting him, blue face and Da Baby will all fade away around the same time. Real, real soon.

  • TransMichelle
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  • Rayscoty

    He said "Damn, Lil Nas, it's tight,"
    Nas say "Yeah, nigga, you right"
    He said "Damn, bae, you so little, but you be really riding that horse"

  • The Art

    He has the longest running number one hiphop song in history, has sold 5 million copies, and is cashing in. Considering that he probably was going to be a one hit wonder anyway, this controversy may extend his 15 min. Either way, he'll retire with way more money than any of the idiots who're attacking him. He's good.

  • The Art

    I doubt it. But even if they did, they would still still have to pay him, per the contract.

  • TransMichelle

    Look all of us have known someone who is homosexual. Either a friend, relative (you know your cousin Frankie who used came to the barbecue with his male "friend" and everybody knew what was really going on), coworker, and nobody cared. It was "their business" who they slept with. Things got out of hand when Odumba brought it into the mainstream, passing laws for homosexuals trying to force people to accept it, and messing with our children. Then it became EVERYBODY'S business. Homosexuals always say "we been around since forever." I say....yeah that's right and it's STILL not accepted as normal. That should tell you something. The west has become nothing but a sh*t-show. And this country is sinking deeper and deeper into Babylon.

  • Lynette Collins

    I met a white gay man that told me his parents accepted he was gay but would disown him if he brought home a black man. ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    “Lil NasX heads back into the closet”
    Yew can backtrack and back peddle on alot of shidt. But being homosexual is not something yew can backtrack on... that closet door is closed,locked and boarded up. Yew can’t get byke in.

  • MsChocCookie

    How can he go back in the closet? He’s out now, and frankly he’s been out in my ?? IJS....

  • Kayke

    It’s not black people that bought his music though. I’m waiting for the gay sex tape to leak.... because someone has something on him. They had him “dating” Gnarley Cyrus ... he was looking straight enough for the Bible Belt. Why the sudden announcement?

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Blueface is already done, two new singles and nothing sticking

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    He's a smart businessman or he has one hell of a team behind him. He did the same thing Nicki did when she first came out. Thats just gonna make him sell more records

  • Overpower Radio

    No one knew him 5 seconds before "Old Town Road", now everybody knew he was gay. It's not even funny how hard ppl be frontin.

  • Alextra Ballard

    He can’t...

  • dontgetblocked

    Sometimes you just keep your mouth closed until you make your money. You know those country folks didn't you until Billy Ray Cyrus helped you out. Keep your sexuality to yourself. When will we learn?

  • chan chan

    Can u unbuy a cd??? I want to.

  • chan chan

    It’s not a hip hop song.

  • SandraRose

    Tell that to Billboard.

  • Trace da Ace

    its a damn shame that this day in age....folks cant be themselves.....I mean...he is what? His life....his decision....folks always want to slam others for living how they want to live.....its like the same thing with Frank Ocean...when he first came out on the music scene...he was the when he came out as gay...NOBODY fucks with him....and he is hella talented with an amazing voice.....smdh

  • ola57

    People needs to mind their business and stop worrying about who you he sleep with.listen to his music or don't. Life is too short .enjoyed while you can

  • LLC


  • LLC

    well allegedly he hired nikki's old tour manager or some mess like that. idk.

  • chan chan


  • chan chan

    Billboard mad a black gay guy topping that country chart. Billboard know that’s not hip hop.

  • SandraRose

    It sounds like rapping to me.

  • chan chan

    Not to me

  • Lady” Youngblood

    He can be who wants to be. But as a parent you have to watch what you’re kids hear and see. Because children can easily be influenced. You don’t want your son thinking about trying no man, because someone else says it’s cool. He killed his own star the people wasn’t ready to find out that old town road is a gay bar

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Welp there's the answer right there


    Here is my thing. Keep your private/personal life and preference quiet! I'm not saying be ashamed of who u are NO not at all! However everyone will accept u or support u. U do not have to give the world all of u to be accepted or for u to do go in the entertainment biz

  • SandraRose

    Let me rephrase: it sounds like trash to me.

  • chan chan

    ????? Doesn’t stop the fact it went diamond. It must sound real good since billboard tryna label him as a rapper especially when all his music on his EP in fact isn’t rap music at all.

  • SandraRose

    To be honest with you, I listened to about 20 seconds of the "Old Town Road" track. You're right, he's not rapping. He's singing horribly off key. I'm from the era where musicians were talented and could actually sing.

  • chan chan

    ??? ok I can dig that