Lil Nas X is laughing off homophobic comments after the viral "Old Town Road" rapper came out as gay because … Can't nobody tell me nothing.
The Atlanta musician, 20, closed out Pride Month by revealing his sexual orientation through song lyrics. He tweeted Monday, "just cuz i’m gay don’t mean i’m not straight."
While many fans and artists embraced Lil Nas X for publicly embracing his authentic self, others turned his announcement into a cruel punchline with nasty comments.
Some trolls suggested that the chorus to his hit viral country-rap hit was alluding to his sexual preference, leading Lil Nas X to tweet: "old town road is literally about horses."
'Thought i made it obvious': 'Old Town Road' rapper Lil Nas X comes out as gay
The homophobic comments didn't stop there.
On an Instagram post meant to celebrate his song's historic run on the Billboard charts, Lil Nas X received comments bashing his identity, ranging from "Can you not be gay" to "He's gay I'm no longer listening to this (expletive)" to "U still gay tho."
The rapper made light of the remarks. "Just got news that i’m gay and i will no longer be streaming my music. i’m sorry that (expletive) is just not ok," he sarcastically tweeted Tuesday.
But, it appears the harassment started to weigh on Lil Nas X. He shared an Instagram picture of a gun-wielding sad face emoji in a cowboy hat Tuesday. He wrote, "say one more (homophobic) thing to me."
Despite the trolls, many supporters rallied around him.
"Focus on all the good in your life. Don’t allow these fools get to you. It’s a lot of us out here proud of who and what you represent," commented Dwyane Wade, who supported his son at Miami Pride earlier this year.
Diplo, who called Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' remix the "biggest song in the world," added: "We love you tho."
"Old Town Road" has dominated Billboard's Hot 100 charts for 13 weeks, becoming the longest running Hot 100 No. 1 hip-hop single of all time, according to Chart Data.
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