Lil Nas X Admits Denying Being A Nicki Minaj Stan Out Of Fear He Would Be Outed As Gay
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
It turns out the "Old Town Road" performer had a lot of fears about coming out. In a Twitter exchange on Tuesday night, Lil Nas admitted he hid being a diehard Nicki Minaj fanatic because he thought people would assume he was attracted to men.
One of Minaj's followers asked Lil Nas why he did not claim to be a "Barb" when asked about it in the past. He responded, "I didn’t want people to know I was gay [to be honest]."
Another user stated that being a Minaj supporter does not make a person gay. Lil Nas replied, "It don’t but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to Nicki u are gay. And the rap/music industry ain’t exactly built or accepting of gay men yet."
Lil Nas X was accused of running a Nicki Minaj stan/troll Twitter account under the handle @NasMaraj before he became famous. For months, the Georgia native repeatedly refused to confirm whether he was once @NasMaraj or a fan of the Young Money rapstress. He did finally confess to being a Barb in May of this year.