Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, He’s one of the few openly gay artists to make it big in the rap genre, but that notoriety carries risks.
And that is what he hinted at in a recent interview with Variety, when he was questioned about the homophobic comments made by Da Baby and preferred not to respond directly to these hateful positions to preserve their safety, which has been affected by the expression of their sexuality through their music.
“The truth is that I don’t want to talk much about homophobia within rap because I feel like that is a very dangerous playing field. It’s more for my own safety than for anything, “he revealed.
The artist showed his discretion when criticizing fellow professionals for the homophobic attitude they have deployed in the past, often in their own presence.
He doesn’t even dare to mention names when asked if has been a victim of discrimination due to her sexual orientation, which she went public in 2019.
The most Lil Nas was willing to declare about this particular controversy is that made him feel “unsafe”, but he does not want to delve into the subject because he considers that your security is already too compromised.
“There was someone who started chasing the car he was traveling in shouting ‘Go to hell *’ or something like that a few days after the video for ‘Montero’ was released. From there I had to start hiring bodyguards“, He confessed.
Lil Nas X rose to fame in 2019 with the single Old Town Road. Before that hit, he was known online for being a supporter of Nicki Minaj, with a Twitter account with over 100,000 followers and choosing to come out while breaking onto the music scene was something he wanted to do for the wider LGBTQ + community.