For allies of the LGBTQ community, pop musician Lil Nas X has some advice.
“For pride month if you have friends who are part of the lgbtq+ community let them know that they are loved. give them all of your money,” the Grammy winner tweeted June 1, marking the first day of Pride Month.
2021 marks two years since the “Old Town Road” singer came out by tweeting a link to his song “C7osure.” Since then, the rapper, born Montero Lamar Hill, has been candid about his sexuality, even though there was someone who had initially cautioned him about doing so.
“I had only come out to, like, my sister and my dad in the same month … but I wanted to be someone that people are proud of,” Lil Nas X told the Los Angeles Times in 2019.
This year, amid tweets about the NFL and other memes, the “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” hit-maker shared snapshots of a colorful photo shoot and tweeted a link to “C7osure” again.
Lil Nas X tweeted a few weeks ago that he wanted to do “something special” for Pride Month. He recently performed his two latest singles, “Montero” and “Sun Goes Down,” on “Saturday Night Live.” (And he infamously ripped his pants during a pole-dancing sequence.)
His video for “Montero” spurred controversy for its satanic imagery. The music video for “Sun Goes Down” took a more melancholic view at Lil Nas X’s childhood.