• Rapper Lil Nas X appears to come out as gay with Pride post on social media

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Rapper Lil Nas X appeared to use World Pride Day to announce he was a member of the LGBTQ community, Billboard reported Sunday.

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    Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, was No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the 12th consecutive week. His official music video with Cyrus has garnered 182 million views on YouTube.

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    Sunday, the rapper posted the video for his new song "C7osure" on Twitter, urging fans in a tweet to listen closely to the lyrics, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care," Lil Nas X tweeted.

    "C7osure" lyrics include lines like "I want and I need to let go/Use my time to be free/It's like it's always what you like/It's always what you like/Why it's always what you like?" and, "Ain't no more actin', man that forecast say I should just let me grow/No more red light for me baby, only green, I gotta go."

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    On June 23, Lil Nas X and Cyrus appeared on stage at the BET Awards to perform "Old Town Road," according to THR.

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