Lil Nas X Proclaims The Change Of Hip Hop: ‘There’s Gonna Be So Many Gay Rappers’

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Lil Nas X is an openly gay rapper, and he has made waves with his music and bold statements. He regularly challenges the idea of what a rapper should be with his music and live performances, and he doesn’t care what no one thinks.

In a recent interview with GQ, the MONTERO rapper predicted a change in Hip Hop that might take some getting used to given the culture’s history with masculinity. According to Lil Nas X, the door is wide open for more gay and transgender rappers to break through into the industry.

“The whole landscape is very hypermasculine,” he said. “I do feel like this newer generation of rappers who are coming in, and the ones who are here, are going to have to reshape their thoughts. Because change is happening. There’s going to be so many gay rappers. There’s going to be more trans people in the industry and what not. Ten years from now, everything that I’m doing won’t even seem like it was shocking.”

 

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Lil Nas X’s comments will no doubt be met with anger by Boosie Badazz, who has been highly critical of X’s openly-gay music and performances — to the point of telling the 22-year-old rapper to “commit suicide.”

Last month, Lil Nas X announced he was moving on from the beef, but Boosie Badazz clearly still feels a way about the young star. Earlier this month, Boosie orchestrated a public stunt where he got into a heated confrontation with a fan of Lil Nas X.

“I know you! You the rapper Lil Boosie that’s talking about my friends and my niece, my niece Lil Nas X? That’s my niece,” the fan began telling Boosie. “Bitch, I’ll beat you up, talk shit now.” Boosie responded, “Whoever the fuck you is, you better get the fuck out my face.”

The man continued to berate Boosie and even took a couple of shots at his “$8 hairline” before Boosie fired off a homophobic slur towards the man. “Fuck you, bitch!” he yelled.