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.
some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month end… https://t.co/CAdfpmx4rx— nope (@nope)1561926484.0
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.
@LilNasX You're appreciated by us! Congrats, and do more phenomenal things! 🌈 https://t.co/kf70VTYNSz— Hollyscoop (@Hollyscoop)1561927773.0
@LilNasX WE GOT YOU BOO! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 https://t.co/y5kRKk7KOc— Kalen Allen (@Kalen Allen)1561927612.0
@LilNasX really happy for u dude ❤️🌈— James Charles (@James Charles)1561934179.0
Much love, @LilNasX https://t.co/aZsGbCRy4X https://t.co/L6wiCqCXw7— Edgar Alvarez (@Edgar Alvarez)1561943675.0
Love is love 🌈 Proud of ya @LilNasX for this man! Keep grinding and dude that entire album is 🔥 (let’s get that int… https://t.co/mnk4IURSWZ— Shorty on B93.7! (@Shorty on B93.7!)1561943560.0
Ain't nobody gonna come for Lil Nas X.
Me protecting Lil Nas X at all costs https://t.co/DjNI0jpDxm— ZÉ TAYLOR (@ZÉ TAYLOR)1561941507.0
One fan explained multiple reasons for protecting the rapper.
Quite simply haters are threatened by the following:
@FATHERBONNET 🗣FOR MANY REASONS. A young queer talented black man making music that can easily dominate in multiple… https://t.co/X0OfcvKy1M— . (@.)1561956845.0
Others stated that sexual identity or preference doesn't take away from the enjoyment of an artist's music.
@Hollyscoop @LilNasX Yas, we don't care who you #love or who you choose to #date. We're here for the #music 🤩🤗🥳— @angelous_revenge (@@angelous_revenge)1561991827.0
One fan had a glimmer of hope restored.
@TheKalenAllen @LilNasX And here I thought I’d never be able to ask him out!! Lol 😱🤗🤷♂️🏳️🌈haha— John Iglesias (@John Iglesias)1561991718.0
After celebrating a month of pride, the LGBTQ community felt all the love from supporters.
@LilNasX @IWriteAllDay_ We love you. https://t.co/bpzpRpVznR— Tika Sumpter (@Tika Sumpter)1561935166.0
His producer, Boi-1da, was the first to express his support.
Go krazy lil bro we love you @LilNasX https://t.co/TK5KA0ujao— Boi-1da (@Boi-1da)1561935520.0
@Boi1da @LilNasX @LilNasX imma still listen to your music cause it’s one of my things that keeps me calm and gives… https://t.co/xoYZjyQUXw— Fangirl (@Fangirl)1561943740.0
Happy pride @LilNasX https://t.co/i0lQH7LhjN— George M Johnson (@George M Johnson)1561939039.0
I expect to see @LilNasX in every pride campaign next year! Period!— Kalen Allen (@Kalen Allen)1561942952.0
After 12 weeks, the smash hit continues to dominate the Top 100 Billboard charts.
@LilNasX in conclusion CONGRATULATIONS KING— shawn wasabi (@shawn wasabi)1561938294.0
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.