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    Lil Nas X Said He Won't Address The DaBaby Controversy For His Own "Safety"

    "It’s more for my own safety rather than anything else."

    Lil Nas X chooses time and time again to stand in his truth, but that doesn't always mean that there won't be a price to pay.

    Lil' Nas X on the red carpet of an event in a metallic suit and platform heels

    The young musician is currently featured on the cover of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Issue.

    Lil' Nas looking over his shoulder in an embroidered floral print jacket

    During the interview, when asked about fellow rapper DaBaby's recent comments about the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV/AIDS, Lil Nas X refused to address the issue.

    "The honest truth is, I don’t want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field," he said. "It’s more for my own safety rather than anything else."

    Since he dropped his hit song "Montero," where he rides a strip pole to hell and gives a lap dance to Satan, Lil Nas X said he had to increase his security.

    "Yeah, a lot of times, absolutely," he said about feeling unsafe. "Especially after [‘Montero’]. There was literally someone who chased my car a few days after that video came out, yelling, ‘Fuck you!’ or something. And that’s when I actually started getting security."

    Lil' Nas X sitting on a couch

    It might be scary, but it doesn't seem like he plans to back down from being his true, authentic self any time soon, and I wouldn't have it any other way.