Lil Nas X has announced that he’s in a relationship and believes he’s found “the one.”
.@lilnasx says he “probably wouldn’t even be here right now, talking about the things I’m talking about and being that voice for so many” if he hadn’t come out. “It’s so much more of a journey when there’s more to it than just making catchy songs.” https://t.co/tPUNpXfD0B
— Variety (@Variety) August 11, 2021
The “Montero” singer graced the cover of Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue where he discussed his journey of discovering himself and his sexual orientation. He told the magazine that he’s in a serious relationship and believes he’s found someone that he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
“I’ve had some good boyfriends and some bad ones. A lot of them were emotionally unavailable or had a lot of insecurity and whatnot,” he told Variety.
“I’ve found someone special now. I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling,” he continued.
The “Industry Baby” singer also told the magazine about one of the first encounters he had with the opposite sex.
“I was 18, I believe. Before that, there was a guy who wasn’t my boyfriend, but we met in middle school and we talked after we both found out that each other were gay. But I didn’t act on anything until high school – well, middle school, but then high school,” he said.
Despite discovering his confidence, Lil Nas X shared that since a young age he’s faced opposition from people who don’t agree with his lifestyle.
“[It] bred a lot of self-hate,” he said. “…but it also made me stronger. Once I was 17 or 18, I finally accepted it – like, for sure accepted it, slowly, more and more – and now I’ve grown into a person that is 100% open with it.”
The “Old Town Road” artist told Variety how he became more confident in himself and his sexuality during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Honestly, I believe the pandemic helped me get out of the idea of trying to please everybody, and the idea of ‘He’s a cool gay person; he’s an acceptable gay person,’” he said.
“I used to see things like that as a compliment, but it’s not. It just means you’re a people pleaser, and they never become legends. I wanted to be even more authentic in my music and let people into my life. I’m much more confident now — in my music, myself, my sexuality, the things that I believe that I stand for,” he continued.