Lil Nas X opened up about his personal life and coming out in an interview with Gayle King that aired on CBS This Morning today.
Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, 2019 hit song “Old Town Road,” was number one on the Billboard charts for a record breaking 19 weeks earlier this year.
X says he wished that he wasn’t gay as a kid.
“I knew [I was gay as a kid]. Especially around my teenage years, I was just like, you know, praying, praying, praying that it was like a phase. Yeah, go away,” he told King.
He told her that although he hopes his coming out could help other teens, that for him it was easier. “I mean ’cause, me being in this position, it’s easy for me, but, like, some little boy, ten miles from here, it’s not going to be good for him.”
Pushed by King about the good he’s done by coming out, he said, “I think it’s gonna always help, you know it’s gonna. You still have a long way to go. Because … somebody who’s like, listening to me in school right now, it’s like ‘you gay cause you listening to him.’ There’s still a lot to be done of course but I do believe it’s helping.”