Lil Nas X became a superstar almost overnight when his hit single "Old Town Road"a spot on the Billboard country chart. The song has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive 12 weeks in a row. But despite his fame many people didn't know much about the man behind the song.
No later than Sunday evening, the last day of Pride Month, Lil Nas X, c7osure – a song from his new album "7" – and apparently revealed something about himself that many people didn't know.
"Some of you already know, some of you don't care, some of you are not gone fwm no more. Before this month ends, I will listen carefully to c7osure," he tweeted and shared a short animated clip with it new song, "c7osure."
The clip starts in black and white and then transforms into a rainbow of colors. It seems that Lil Nas X made a deliberate nod to the Rainbow Pride flag on the last June, the month designated to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The cover of his new album "7" also has a rainbow on it.
"Deadass thought I made it clear," wrote Lil Nas X in another tweet who shares images of cover art where he drives his horse to a rainbow color city in remove it.
For many fans, the two tweets singer's way of getting out was gay. Some people tweeted their support for the 20-year-old whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill.
The lyrics Lil Nas X told the fans to listen carefully that they are free and self. "True / I want and I need to let go / Use my time to be free", he sings in the first line of "c7osure".
"No more actin", man who forecasts that I just let myself grow / No more red light for me, baby, only green, I have to go / Pack my past up the back, oh, let my future takes a team. That's what I have to do, can't regret when I'm old. "The lyrics continue.
The singer replied to a couple of tweets, but did not specifically confirm his sexual orientation on Twitter. He retweeted a fan who noted promotional video for" 7 "also included a rainbow, in line with the Pride theme.  Absolutely no: @LilNasX : I thought it was obvious image .twitter.com/JHAnLL7Kvo
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On a such a young age, the artist has already broken several barriers in hip hop, he started as an independent artist, and sent his own music on platforms like SoundCloud, then found fame with "Old Town Road", a genre-mix trap and country hybrid song, There debuted on three Billboard charts.
Lil Nas X has also managed to remain humble while skyrocketing to fame. He recently visited an Ohio primary school afterwith "Old Town Road. "He also called after hearing that her non-verbal son had begun to sing the words to his song.
Lil Nas X wouldn't be the first hip hop artist to come out as gay. Singer Frank Oceanpublished on his blog in 2012.