On the last day of Pride Month, rapper Lil Nas X took the opportunity to open up about his sexuality and ostensibly came out in a series of tweets and memes.
You probably know Lil Nas X best for his No. 1 song with Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road". The song has so far topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks and counting.
But social networks in recent weeks have been rife with questions about Nas' sexuality, which he seemed to allude to in a tweet when he said: "Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone [fuck with me] no more."
Nas then asked fans to listen to "C7osure", a song from his latest release, 7 EP, more closely. Although Nas has yet to confirm his orientation, the lyrics seem to draw from his own experience of coming to terms with his sexuality.
Nas later added that he thought he'd made his sexuality obvious when he'd included a literal rainbow in the cover art for his EP.
Fans also pointed out that another rainbow appeared in an earlier promotional video.
Over on Instagram, Nas posted a video alongside the caption "Just cuz I’m gay don’t mean I’m gay." This seemed to cause some confusion as people in the comments questioned whether Nas was actually joking about coming out.
Nas then posted a picture of himself with lyrics from "Old Town Road" as a caption.
Nas' manager, Adam Leber, also posted a heartwarming message on social media, calling Nas "incredibly brave and an inspiration to all the young kids who follow and look up to [him]".
BuzzFeed has reached out to representatives of Lil Nas X for comment.
Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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