Young Thug said Lil Nas X shouldn’t have publicly come out
Rapper Young Thug has said that Lil Nas X should not have publicly come out as gay in an interview on Sunday (July 14).
Lil Nas X hinted at his sexuality in a series of tweets on the last day of Pride month (June 30), later telling BBC News: “I am gay.”
In an interview for No Jumper, Young Thug said: “I feel like he probably shouldn’t have told the world. He shouldn’t have told the world.
“These days, motherf*****s, it’s just all judgment. Motherf*****s is just judging. It ain’t even about the music no more.
“Once you found out he was gay, as soon as the song come on now, everybody like, ‘This gay-ass n****.’
“N****s don’t even care to listen to the song no more… It’s just like, to certain people, you know what I’m saying?”
— BBC Entertainment (@BBCNewsEnts) July 5, 2019
Young Thug: “It was most definitely the best time to do it, during Pride”
In the BBC interview, Lil Nas X said he had received some homophobic abuse after coming out but that he was “not angry” about it.
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The rap star said he had received backlash himself and knew how Lil Nas X would be feeling, but also admitted that his timing was good.
“I just feel like he young, and backlash can come behind anything. It wasn’t a bad idea, and it was most definitely the best time to do it, during Pride.”
“That was the best time to do it. That was a G’s move. But he young, and I know he going to be dealing with it in his mind.
“I dealt with this s*** before. I know what he dealing with. So I was like: ‘F***, he should have never said that, never should have told them.’”