Lil Nas X is no stranger to coming under fire for his unconventional music videos, satanic shoes, and being openly gay.
Although his newly dropped track, INDUSTRY BABY, has gotten waves of fan support, some still feel the need to be salty about it, claiming that Nas is pushing a gay agenda and that he’s an industry plant created for shock value. If anything screams “flamboyant”, it is definitely Lil Nas’ music videos. He is simply dominating the music industry.
Since publicly coming out as gay in 2019, Lil Nas has stepped his game up in his artistic visuals. From twerking on Satan’s Lap to prison showers filled with naked dancing men. Whereas this is evidently him embedding his sexuality as part of his musical persona, a minority of Twitter users bashed at Nas, suggesting that this is all a plot to push a gay agenda.
As usual, Nas did not think twice to silence the haters.
He followed up by mentioning, “All jokes aside the idea of a gay agenda doesn’t make sense…If someone influences you to suck c**k you probably already wanted to suck c**k.” In his defense, the rap scene has been heavily dominated by straight artists and tracks, openly flaunting their sexuality and what they wish to do to the opposite sex.
No one complains about them – they are well received by the masses. Yet, someone expressing their sexuality, which happens to fall under the LGBTIQ+, is considered as “pushing an agenda”. By creating a new voice in the industry, Nas has opened the doors for a more inclusive and progressive rap scene.
“Y’all be silent as hell when n****s dedicate their entire music catalogue to rapping about sleeping with multiple women,” commented Lil Nas X. “But when I do anything remotely sexual I’m ‘being sexually irresponsible’ & ‘causing more men to die from aids’ y’all hate gay ppl and don’t hide it.”
Breaking boundaries in his music has also led to accusations of being an industry plant with the sole purpose of creating shock value. As summarised by Twitter user Nicole, who considers Nas “an industry plant created for pure shock value & the low vibrational crowd’. In typical Nas style, his first response just shrugged her off.
hell yeah im a industry plant and what y’all gone do about it
— nope 👶🏾 (@LilNasX) April 3, 2019
She based her argument on hugely successful artists like Freddie Mercury, George Michael, and Elton John, putting them in the category of ‘exceptionally talented people who happen to be gay’.
She then followed up by suggesting that Lil Nas X doesn’t fit in this VIP category and that he is using his sexuality to drive his music rather than his talent. Of course, Nas knew exactly what to say to set things straight.
many, if not all, of these artists had to hide their sexuality for majority of their career. you seem to only respect gay artists when the gay part is tucked away. you don’t like me because i embrace my sexuality instead of hiding it and never speaking on it for your comfort. https://t.co/s1e4V6Uh1n
— nope 👶🏾 (@LilNasX) July 25, 2021
Bottom line, I fully support Nas unapologetically portraying any on-stage persona he wants, and hope he keeps these clap-backs coming. Nas – 1, Haters – 0.