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Lil Nas X makes LGBT history right in front of us and we admire it

Lil Nas X is revolutionizing the music marketing industry and making LGBT history in front of our eyes. With expert use of fashion and social media, he continues to make headlines and solidify his space in the music industry as a gay Black man.

Ever since breaking into the music scene with the hit “Old Town Road,” every song that Nas X has released has been accompanied by an outfit, action, or TikTok campaign that stirred either controversy or extreme positive press, primarily centering around Nas X’s LGBTQ+ identity. 

Nas X has always proudly owned his identity, sometimes to the point of angering those who are heterosexual in the industry.

Breaking the internet, making LGBT history, and innovating within the music marketing industry, Nas announced his new album, Montero, by faking a maternity post.

He angered a lot of mothers and pregnant women, as they felt he was picking fun at what it was like to be pregnant.

However, this served as amazing promotion for his album, because the rest of the population found it funny and thought it served as a great way to announce a debut LP.

He also proudly posted TikToks and other photos with the prosthetic baby bump to continue to monopolize on the controversy.

Furthermore, at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, when accepting the award for video of the year, Nas began his speech by thanking the gay agenda creating even more conversation around himself and his work.

Other than just promoting his own work and creating a space for LGBTQ voices, but he also works to advocate for the community through activism and support. Nas X has identified the discrimination within society around the idea of sexuality, and gender identity. 

“Thank you so much to The Trevor Project for this award and for all they do for the LGBTQ community…”

“Discrimination around sexuality and gender identity is still very real, and our community deserves to feel supported and totally free to be themselves…”

– Lil Nas X

He continued:

“I often get messages from fans telling me about their struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, and it made me realize that this was something bigger than myself. If using my voice and expressing myself in my music can help even one kid out there who feels alone, then it was all worth it.”

Stamping his legacy in LGBT history even further, the artist was recently honored with The Trevor Project’s inaugural suicide prevention advocate of the year award.

Beyond the controversy around his Montero album, Lil Nas X’s impact has been great in challenging gender sexuality norms. He has redefined what being Black and part of the LGBTQ community truly means.  

This will forever be a part of LGBT history

HA! Lil Nas X inks deal with Wrangler Jeans, country fans are big mad

In what seems like a never-ending snowball, Lil Nas X’s smash hit “Old Town Road” has notched yet another feat.

Thanks to a lyric from the rapper’s No. 1 hit, “Cowboy hat from Gucci / Wrangler on my booty,” a partnership has been inspired between the popular denim line and the Atlanta rapper.

Monday, May 20, the company announced Lil Nas X will become the focus of its new capsule collection, making it publically official with an Instagram post.

“As an iconic brand in fashion, we have shown up in music, film, and popular culture for decades, but this is the first time our jeans are actually the key to unlocking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a chart-topping hit,” Jenni Broyles, VP/GM of Wrangler North America, said in a statement to Complex.

“We’re incredibly excited about the success of ‘Old Town Road’ and our partnership with Lil Nas X. It is another great example of the power music – and in our case, fashion – has to unite and inspire us all.”

The look is just the latest of what has been larger-than-life developments for the viral rapper.

Originally taking off on the app TikTok, the genre-defying single that can only be described as trap-rock, debuted on Billboard’s cross-genre Hot 100 chart, the Hot Country Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart all at once.

He then recruited one of country music’s most prominent figures, Billy Rae Cyrus, for the remix, and, as if that wasn’t enough, dropped a video with comedian legend Chris Rock in it.

It’s been great, really, especially seeing how Lil Nas X was a kid with a pipe dream just a couple of months ago. Except, every step of the way country fans have tried to impede his progress.

When the original version of “Old Town Road” charted, it was quietly taken down because the song did “not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts,” as told to Rolling Stone.

Now, they’re in the Instagram comments threatening to boycott Wrangler because of the new partnership.

“Really? Supporting an artist that so clearly is mocking country music and the lifestyle it represents? Bad move Wrangler,” one commenter wrote.

“Thank you, Wrangler, for ruining the original cowboy cuts awesome just fantastic,” another person wrote.

Not too long after the controversy, Lil Nas X hopped on Twitter to address his haters.

“Y’all really boycotting wrangler? Is it that deep?” Nas X tweeted.

It’s ironic, being that country is a derivative of blues and soul, that it’s fans now feel like Lil Nas X’s contributions are out of place. Honestly, it does nothing more than speak to the genre’s demographic and how they view others outside of it.

Who wouldn’t want country opening its doors to hip-hop and all the versatility, flavor and money it brings? What country purist is this angry that they’ll get in front on another man’s bag?



And we know Wrangler is light-weight affordable. Lil Nas X’s collection has prices ranging from $39 to $139. That’s a steal compared to most designer wears.

Either way, it seems like Lil Nas X has a nose for the bag. I’m sure a little country hate won’t stop him.