Lil Nas X has proven himself more than a “one-hit wonder” time and time again. Since his return to the spotlight earlier this year, he’s released hit songs like “Holiday” and the controversial “MONTERO.” Not to mention, he released an album of the same name a few months ago. Clearly, the rapper is here to stay. Though, he’s doing more than just releasing great content. He’s also paving the way for other gay and transgender artists in the music industry.
The Rapper Says More Gay and Transgender Rappers Will Hit the Music Industry
During a recent interview with GQ, the “SCOOP” rapper predicted that the hip-hop industry will change its “homophobic” attitudes within the next decade. Furthermore, Lil Nas X believes the rap scene will open its doors to more gay and transgender rappers in the future.
“There’s going to be so many gay rappers. There’s going to be more trans people in the industry and what not. Ten years from now, everything that I’m doing won’t even seem like it was shocking,” the rapper said during the interview.
With LGBTQ+ stars like Da Brat, ILoveMakonnen, Kevin Abstract and Frank Ocean already in the industry, the change for a better future has already begun.
Lil Nas X Parties it up at GQ’s Annual Party
The 22-year-old rap star has put in a lot of groundwork for the new generation of gay and transgender rappers. It seems that his predictions may come to pass, given the influx of new and upcoming talent. Due to his dedication to the LGBTQ+ community, GQ honored him as “Man of The Year.”
Additionally, he celebrated his victory, alongside other honorees Tom Holland and Giannis Antetokounmpo, at The West Hollywood EDITION of GQ’s annual “Man of The Year Party.” Moreover, Lil Nas X showed up to the party flashing his hard abs in an unbuttoned black and white, bedazzled ensemble. He even wore black chunky platforms to match. The rapper looked every bit of a Hollywood star.