Lil Nas X, singer/songwriter of the 2019 megahit ‘Old Town Road’ came out on the last day of Pride month. Just last week, Lil Nas X performed the hit at the 2019 BET Awards with Billy Ray Cyrus.
Scroll down for Miley and Billy Ray with Lil Nas X at Glastonbury Festival ‘Old Town Road’
With 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ‘Old Town Road’ is the longest-running Number 1 hit of 2019. The video has over 13 million views on YouTube.
Lil Nas X tweeted his coming out on Sunday.
“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 ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.”
After receiving messages of support from his followers, Lil Nas X followed up with artwork from his album featuring the colours of the rainbow, and the words, “deadass thought i made it obvious.”
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 ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure. 🌈🤩✨ pic.twitter.com/O9krBLllqQ
— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
A few lyrics from c7osure by Lil Nas X
I want and I need
To let go
Use my time to be free
It’s like it’s always what you like
It’s always what you like
Why it’s always what you like?
It’s always what you like, huh
Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow
No more red light for me, baby, only green, I gotta go
Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take a hold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regretting when I’m old
Old Town Road
Lil Nas X released the country rap ‘Old Town Road’ in December.
Old Town Road went viral and debuted at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It later climbed to #1. After also debuting on the Hot Country Songs chart at #19 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #36, Billboard removed the song from the Country chart in March.
After accusations of racism, Billboard denied race affected their decision.
Billy Ray Cyrus, father of Miley, supported Lil Nas X and afterwards recorded a version of the hit with him.
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