Lil Nas X
- Age: 20
- Occupation: Musician
- Pronouns: He/Him
Lil Nas X splashed onto the scene in 2019, dominating the Billboard charts with his country-hip-hop fusion hit "Old Town Road." Known for his creative and bright style, the artist opened up about his sexuality at the height of his success to help others within the music industry, specifically in the hip-hop and country genres, find the courage to share their truths.
In an interview with the BBC, the Grammy winner said that he never planned on coming out as gay and always thought he'd take the truth of his sexuality to his grave. "But I don't wanna live my entire life — especially how I got to where I'm at — not doing what I wanna do," he said.
The artist has continued to break barriers, becoming the first openly gay Black artist to win at the CMAs. His positive attitude and bravery is a refreshing necessity on social media and in the entertainment industry as a whole.