Lil Nas X is gay and proud. The rapper released his highly anticipated music video Montero today and the LGBTQ community are triumphant he was expressive about his sexuality.
The video, out Friday, shows the singer in a colorful fantasy world, where he plays multiple characters and slays in elaborate makeup, hair and costuming. The new song is the title track for his upcoming album “Montero.” According to Lil Nas X, the full project will be released on Friday
Fans were quick to celebrate the video on social media. The rapper’s dad also sent him a text praising the rapper’s creativity and expressing how proud he was of him in all-caps. The rapper shared the screenshot on twitter which read: “Very creative video. I got through it. Congratulations. Live life on your terms. Very PROUD of you.”
In a post to Instagram, Lil Nas X posted a letter to “14 year old Montero,” seemingly referring to his younger self.
“I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer. i know we promised to never come out publicly, i know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, i know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist,” he wrote.
The singer came out as gay in July 2019.