Lil Nas X drags people claiming that he’s pretending to be gay “for success”

Lil Nas X in "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
Lil Nas X in "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" Photo: Screenshot

Out entertainer Lil Nas X once again took another opportunity to dunk on his haters.

This time, the “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” rapper called out people who claim that he came out “for success.”

Related: Lil Nas X explains to kids what it means to come out of the closet

“Y’all love saying I’m being gay for success but can’t name five successful gay male artists in the last 10 years to save your life,” Nas tweeted.

He also liked a tweet that read, “I notice a lot of gays keep pushing this ‘Lil Nas makes his whole artistry about being gay’ narrative and it’s like. y’all stan cishet men and women who rap about their sexuality 24/7 yet when a fellow gay does it there’s a problem?”

“If you hate yourself just say that!” the user added.

Others joined in, some making attempts to name other gay or LGBTQ music artists that are successful, and some doing so jokingly.

Nas came out in June 2019, right as his previous hit “Old Town Road” became a #1 song, right at the end of Pride Month. He said at the time, “thought i made it obvious.”

Another user came for Nas, calling the tweet “sad” because it supposedly erases other LGBTQ artists.

“How do you not even realise you’re dissin all the gay artists that came before your a**?” he claimed.

“I’m not dissing anyone. I’m acknowledging the fact that we aren’t usually as successful as our peers,” Nas clarified. “What’s not clicking starbucks spellman,” he added, referring to the user’s Twitter handle and username, @saysospellman.

“It’s a million n***as in the industry that make nothing but songs about women and y’all don’t complain. But I make my first song about a n***a and now it’s my entire artistry. Y’all crack me up man,” Nas said in another tweet.

One user’s suggestion to end the absurd claims?

“Make worse music. you’re too good, miss for once pls.”

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