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Lil Nas X Opens Up About Being a Gay Man in Hip-Hop

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Lil Nas X attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Lil Nas X is sharing what it’s like to be a gay man in the hip-hop music industry.

While chatting with XXL, he said, “Honestly, I don’t feel as respected in hip-hop or many music places in general. But these are communities that I am a part of, whether people would like it or not.”

He then added, “This is something that I wanted to do because, not that my entire album is rap, but there are rap tracks on my album. I am a rapper. I am a pop star. I am a gay artist. But it’s like, I belong in these places, you know.”

He also talked about coming out and said it was his duty.

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