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Lil Nas X is living his life to the fullest since coming out

The 'Old Town Road' rapper has made history with the longest-running Number One in Billboard Charts Hot 100

2019-08-05

Words: Steve Brown

Lil Nas X is living his life to the fullest since coming out.

The Old Town Road rapper – whose real name is Montero Hill – is currently dominating the charts and became the first ever openly gay country and hip-hop artist with the longest-running Number One in Billboard Charts Hot 100 history.

Earlier this year, after performing at Glastonbury with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X came out via social media – later confirming to the BBC that he is gay.

And now, while speaking to GQ Hype – as well as covering the magazine – the rapper opened up about his sexuality and said he is now living life to the fullest since coming out.

He said: “Live your life to its fullest potential and don’t really care too much about what other people think of you.

“I used to say that cliché, but I never really lived by it, until now. Since I came out, people have been coming up to me saying, ‘You’re making a way for us’.”