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Young Thug said Lil Nas X shouldn’t have publicly come out

Lily Wakefield July 16, 2019

Rapper Young Thug said Lil Nas X should not "told the world" he was gay. (Suzi Pratt/WireImage)

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.

Lil Nas X on the Pyramid stage with his arms spread
Lil Nas X performs with Miley Cyrus at Glastonbury Festival. (Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty)

“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?”

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.

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.”

Lil Nas X attends the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Lil Nas X attends the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Paras Griffin/Getty)

“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.’”

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