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Lil Nas X gushes over new boyfriend: ‘I’m really happy’

Emma Powys Maurice August 25, 2021
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Lil Nas X in a floral suit with a super-wide lapel

Lil Nas X attends the BET Awards 2021. (Getty/Paras Griffin)

Lil Nas X is gushing over his “effortless” new relationship, telling fans he’s “really happy” with his mystery boyfriend.

The “Old Town Road” singer, 22, recently revealed he’s dating someone new – and things seem to be going really well.

The star couldn’t resist sharing his happiness in a recent cover story interview for VMAN, led by fellow queer musician Kevin Abstract.

“We met around the time that I was about to do the SNL thing. But we just started dating maybe two weeks ago,” Lil Nas revealed.

When Abstract asked how it felt to be dating someone and not having to have to hide that part of yourself from the world, he replied: “I feel like this is one of the best [relationships] yet. I’m really happy about it, and it all just feels natural. It’s effortless.”

As it happened, he and his boyfriend were planning to go on a date “right after this interview,” Lil Nas X said. “This is actually probably the first daytime date I’ve done in a minute,” he added.

It’s not the first time Lil Nas X has gone on the record about his new man. The sweet interview came a week after he told Variety he thinks he’s found “the one”.

“I’ve found someone special now,” he shared. “I think this is the one. I can’t explain it – it’s just a feeling.”

Who is Lil Nas X’s boyfriend?

Lil Nas X didn’t name the boyfriend he’s head over heels for, but some have an inkling as to who it could be.

Fans have speculated that the “Rodeo” performer is dating backup dancer Yai Ariza since the pair shared a defiant kiss at the BET Awards in June.

“Thank you so much @lilnasx & @itsbankhead for make me part of this historic and iconic moment for our community!” Ariza wrote on his Instagram after the performance.

It came a month after the Colombian-born dancer licked Nas’ neck during a performance of “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” on Saturday Night Live.

He proudly shared the moment on his Instagram, writing: “This moment right here. Yes, It’s me licking Lil Nas X’s neck.”

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