Rapper Lil Nas X came out to fans through a Twitter post as LGBTQ Pride drew to a close.
The 20-year-old artist, whose real name is
Montero Lamar Hill, asked followers to pay close attention to the lyrics in his song, "c7osure."
The Atlanta rapper tweeted, followed by a rainbow emoji:
"Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm [f**k with me] no more."
"But before this month ends I want y'all to listen closely to 'C7osure.'
We were all ears.
Lil Nas X does not announce his sexuality blatantly in the song, but it is implied in the lyrics.
The song "c7osure" touches on themes of coming clean and living authentically without regret.
"Embracing this news I behold unfolding. I know, I know, I know it don't feel like it's time..."
"But I look back at this moment, I'll see that I'm fine."
In the chorus, he tells the listener his intentions of embracing his identity.
"True say, I want and I need/To let go, use my time to be free."
Twitter expressed their support for the young rapper and cheered him on with encouraging comments.
Ain't nobody gonna come for Lil Nas X.
One fan explained multiple reasons for protecting the rapper.
Quite simply haters are threatened by the following:
Others stated that sexual identity or preference doesn't take away from the enjoyment of an artist's music.
One fan had a glimmer of hope restored.
After celebrating a month of pride, the LGBTQ community felt all the love from supporters.
His producer, Boi-1da, was the first to express his support.
After 12 weeks, the smash hit continues to dominate the Top 100 Billboard charts.
If you are struggling with coming out of the closet or are feeling isolated, know there is a community of people who are ready to embrace you for who you are.
One way of finding support is through reaching out to LGBT National Help Center, a non-profit organization who provides a safe space for those dealing with a variety of issues, regardless of age, gender, or background.
Help is out there.
Love is out there.