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.
Say hello to this week's #GQHype cover star @LilNasX.— British GQ (@BritishGQ) August 5, 2019
This time last year the Old Town Road artist hadn’t even finished school. Now he’s verging on a worldwide celebrity, with his debut track being streamed over 825m times. Read more here: https://t.co/T2LR7PHPsa | ✍ @Al_Horner pic.twitter.com/Byw5vGs0RN
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’.”