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Lil Nas X ‘planned to die with the secret’ of being gay before coming out

Lil Nas X has discussed his journey to self-acceptance over his sexuality in a new interview.

The Panini rapper, who identifies as gay, even said he was ‘prepared to die with the secret’, before deciding to come out.

We’re glad you took the plunge, LNX!

‘The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret,’ the star told The Guardian.

‘But that changed when I became Lil Nas X.’

And now? ‘I 100% want to represent the LGBT community,’ he says.

The singer – known as Nas to his friends – scored one of the biggest hits of 2019 with this hit single Old Town Road.

He went on to win two Grammys earlier this year: for pop duo/group performance and for music video (both for the remix of Old Town Road, which features Miley Cyrus’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus).

Speaking about his family’s attitude to his sexuality, Nas said: ‘My family knows now.

‘But it’s not something that’s ever brought up or we speak about. We’re quiet on it. Nobody’s like, “Oh, you got a boyfriend?”‘

Speaking about his LGBT fans who might not yet be ready to come out, the star said: ‘I don’t want to encourage them to do something they don’t 100% want to do.

‘Especially in, like, middle school or high school. Because it’s just super hard.’

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