Lil Nas X Covers Variety And Talks Pressure To Be An LGBTQ Role Model

Lil Nas X Covers Variety And Talks Pressure To Be An LGBTQ Role Model

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Lil Nas talks being an inspiration to LGBTQ fans, being Grammy nominated and more with Variety.

Lil Nas X is on the cover of this month’s Variety, and he opened up about what it’s like being an openly gay black man in music and how his life has changed since coming out. It’s hard to believe Lil Nas hasn’t even been on the music scene for a year, but besides spending 19 straight weeks at the top of the Billboard charts; he also shook the world when he came out on the last day of Pride Month.

“I hope my actions are enough to inspire other young LGBTQ children coming up to not be afraid to be themselves,” he starts. Then explains, now that he is open about his sexuality, “I feel pressure to be a role model for the community.”

The 20-year-old also pulled in a whopping six nominations at this year’s Grammys. As far as what’s next for 2020 he says he wants to move past the “Old Town Road” social media persona and drop an album. “This generation supports the artists themselves more than the music, and I want to meet my fans. I want to put together an actual show and not just do karaoke on stage.” Well at this point, the world is his oyster, and we predict he’ll do big thangs this year!

Peep the Variety cover below:


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