June was a big month for Lil Nas X — he released his first EP, his hit Old Town Road reached 14 weeks straight at #1 on the charts, and to cap it all off, he got a monkey off his back that was likely there for quite some time. June is also gay pride month, and that proverbial monkey was in fact the news that Lil Nas X is gay, and he announced it in a rather laid back and casual way.

Taking to social media as he often does, Lil Nas X through a series of tweets revealed and confirmed his sexuality several times using humor, wit, and sarcasm. It was a tweet on Sunday that was the groundbreaker and has over 500K likes and 100K retweets.

It read:

“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. But before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” The tweet was followed by a rainbow emoji, and starface emoji’s.

After seeing the tweet and going back to read the lyrics of C7osure (off of “7” his EP) it became very clear the song is 100% about his battle and need to come out of the closet — for closure of course!

Back to twitter, Lil Nas X took any jokes or slanderous comments as exactly that, and instead of trying to fight them, he embraced them, and made jokes of the jokes and slander of the slander.

“Dead*ss thought I made it obvious” he tweeted while posting the cover of his EP and focusing in on one of the large buildings in the background that was rainbow colored. He’d then go on to say “Just because I’m gay dont mean I’m not straight”. Finally to clear everything up, he let twitter know that “Old town road is literally about horses”.

Lil Nas X has to be given a lot of credit for the manner in which he conducted himself through a very challenging moment in his young life. He wasn’t seeking attention, praise, or glorification, but rather just the freedom and relief of the world knowing who he truly is. He did so with grace, humor, and respect for others opinions. The only question about Lil Nas X that should be asked now is, what music is next for the young up-and-coming artist.

Miley Cyrus is dropping new music and returning to her country roots, judging from new photos of the singer snapped by Splash News. Sharing the pic on their official Instagram account, Miley Cyrus wore cowboy boots, Daisy Dukes, and a short, yellow and blue denim-printed crop top. For the EP, Miley connected with producers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and … read full article: celebrityinsider.org

Speaking on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Miley was questioned about the supposed “beef” between both her, Nicki, and Cardi B. Why a country singer would be apart of a controversy sandwich with the two top female hip hip artists, is beyond me, but I’m guessing it’s the good ole’ digital clout play. Lets not forget her father is on top of the charts with Old Town Road …  Miley went on to bring up her own experiences with fellow ex- Disney stars to explain what she meant by comparing the rappers … read full article: pedestrian.tv

  • Ever since controversy arose over Lil Nas X’s ” Old Town Road” being removed from the Country music charts for essentially ” not being country enough,” most of the hip-hop community has noted the clear double standard in play when outside artists dominate the urban charts with no such concerns.
  • One of the first artists to come to mind was Post Malone, whose unique approach to hip-hop has not only garnered him top billing on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts, but also several Grammy and Billboard Award nominations in those categories with Billboard naming ” Rockstar” the Top Rap Song for 2018.
  • Recently, Lord Jamar spoke on VladTV about the hypocrisy involved with the mainstream’s placement of Post Malone, while the Beerbongs & Bentleys artist himself was recently asked about the mixed reception to Lil Nas X, who dismissed any notion that there should be any controversy at all.

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This week, after Wrangler jeans announced the new collection with Lil Nas X, and some country music fans are calling for a full out boycott. The limited edition pieces are a nod to Lil Nas X’s No. 1 hit, ” Old Town Road” which features country star Billy Ray Cyrus. One thing is certain: this is the most anyone’s talked about Wrangler Jeans in a very long time … read full article: thegrapevine.theroot.com