Lil Nas X in “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”Photo: Screenshot
Out entertainer Lil Nas X once again took another opportunity to dunk on his haters.
This time, the “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” rapper called out people who claim that he came out “for success.”
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“Y’all love saying I’m being gay for success but can’t name five successful gay male artists in the last 10 years to save your life,” Nas tweeted.
He also liked a tweet that read, “I notice a lot of gays keep pushing this ‘Lil Nas makes his whole artistry about being gay’ narrative and it’s like. y’all stan cishet men and women who rap about their sexuality 24/7 yet when a fellow gay does it there’s a problem?”
“If you hate yourself just say that!” the user added.
Others joined in, some making attempts to name other gay or LGBTQ music artists that are successful, and some doing so jokingly.
Nas came out in June 2019, right as his previous hit “Old Town Road” became a #1 song, right at the end of Pride Month. He said at the time, “thought i made it obvious.”
y’all love saying i’m being gay for success but can’t name 5 successful gay male artists in the last 10 years to save your life
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 20, 2021
I notice a lot of gays keep pushing this “Lil Nas makes his whole artistry about being gay” narrative and it’s like. y’all stan cishet men and women who rap about their sexuality 24/7 yet when a fellow gay does it there’s a problem? If you hate yourself just say that!
— Lethal Homo (@LordeCali) April 20, 2021
Yeah stop putting your sexuality on display, can you imagine if straight male musicians did music videos where they’re surrounded by sexualized women-wait
— UehUehUeh (@UhrUrhDurh) April 20, 2021
Love it when people think its as easy as “hmmmm yes today I will pretend to be an oppressed sexual minority for clout, it will be easy” :^))))
— *unsupers your mario bros* (@r_chuf) April 20, 2021
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas XI
Lil Nas XII
Lil Nas XIII
Lil Nas XIV
there ya go
— Mikə 🇮🇹🍇 (@Keerurgo) April 20, 2021
If these people knew how much work it was to pretend to be straight for acceptance, they’d understand no one has time and energy, let alone motive, to fake being gay.
— The Abstract Hippo 🦛 (@lolatheluvhippo) April 20, 2021
Another user came for Nas, calling the tweet “sad” because it supposedly erases other LGBTQ artists.
“How do you not even realise you’re dissin all the gay artists that came before your a**?” he claimed.
“I’m not dissing anyone. I’m acknowledging the fact that we aren’t usually as successful as our peers,” Nas clarified. “What’s not clicking starbucks spellman,” he added, referring to the user’s Twitter handle and username, @saysospellman.
“It’s a million n***as in the industry that make nothing but songs about women and y’all don’t complain. But I make my first song about a n***a and now it’s my entire artistry. Y’all crack me up man,” Nas said in another tweet.
One user’s suggestion to end the absurd claims?
“Make worse music. you’re too good, miss for once pls.”
i’m not dissing anyone. i’m acknowledging the fact that we aren’t usually as successful as our peers. what’s not clicking starbucks spellman. https://t.co/iyQfQzCRLG
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 20, 2021
i speak for everyone when i say we love your music. keep on making great music king.
— Mucc (@TheLonelyMucc) April 20, 2021
Honestly, if I would have had a artist to look up to in the past, realizing i was bi probably would have been easier. There probably were bi artists out there that I could’ve looked up to, I just didn’t know of them, this is why I really like you being so open
— Lia || the one from EquineYT (@lia_julee) April 20, 2021
This was not the take I was expecting.
— No Mo Po Po (Joe) (@OmegaKTTN) April 20, 2021