Lil Nas X Shares Emotional Letter To 14-Year-Old Self About Coming Out Publicly
Written by Black Voices on March 26, 2021
Lil Nas X shared a heartfelt message to his followers and his teenage self on Thursday, posting an open letter addressed to “14 yr previous Montero.”
“I wrote a tune with our identify in it,” the 21-year-old, whose actual identify is Montero Lamar Hill, wrote within the letter posted on Instagram and Twitter. Lil Nas X additionally launched a provocative video for the tune “Montero (Name Me By Your Identify)” on Thursday evening.
“It’s a couple of man I met final summer time,” he wrote. “I do know we promised to by no means come out publicly, I do know we promised to by no means be ‘that’ sort of homosexual individual, I do know we promised to die with the key, however it will open doorways for a lot of different queer folks to easily exist.”
He goes on to say that’s has been a “scary” journey for him, and says he’s “pushing an agenda”: “The agenda to make folks keep the fuck out of different folks’s lives and cease dictating who they need to be.”
Lil Nas X’s video for “Montero” options many biblical references and a touch of Greek mythology — together with displaying him roaming across the Backyard of Eden, getting seduced by an alien model of himself, sliding down a stripper pole into hell and giving Devil a lap dance (earlier than killing him and taking his crown for himself).
Followers praised the rapper for being “unapologetically queer” and “really good”:
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