This is a big one and huge boost for the Gaey community, as Lil Nax X just came out of the closet on the last day of pride month.
In a series of tweets, Lil Nax X began by saying, “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 rapper followed it up with a tweet of the cover of his EP, showing that one the buildings in the background had rainbow coloring. He captioned the pic, “deada– thought i made it obvious.”
Without any context, “C7osure” could be about casting off the past and pursuing your dreams in a general way. Present it in a rainbow-emojied tweet at the end of Pride Month, however, and this verse gets a lot clearer:
“Ain’t no more acting, man that forecast say I should just let me grow,
No more red light for me baby, only green, I gotta go,
Pack my past up in the back and let my future take a hold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regretting when I’m old.”
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been the No. 1 song in the U.S. since April, breaking streaming records previously set by Drake and holding off two different new Taylor Swift singles.