AceShowbiz - Is Khalid gay? The 21-year-old singer/songwriter has sparked a speculation about his sexuality after he was spotted getting "a little too close" with Lil Nas X at the 2020 Grammy Awards, which took place on Sunday, January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
According to MTO News, the R&B star and the 20-year-old rapper looked "extra cozy" with each other behind the scenes at the 62nd annual ceremony. "They were talking, and they were a little too close. Men don't get that close to each other when they talk to each other, unless ...," a so-called insider says, leaving the speculation open about Khalid's sexuality.
The source notes she isn't sure either if the "Young Dumb & Broke" singer is gay or bisexual, though there is some speculation around the industry that Khalid may be bisexual. "I'm not saying Khalid is gay, he has to live his truth. But the way they were talking ... it looked like something's going on there," says the insider.
While Khalid has been notoriously private about his personal life and has never spoken out about his sexuality, Lil Nas X came out publicly as gay on June 30, 2019, the last day of Pride Month. "some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y'all to listen closely to c7osure," he tweeted, confirming the speculation which he earlier hinted in his track "c7osure".
He followed it up with a tweet of the rainbow-colored building on the cover art of his debut studio album "7" along with a caption that read, "deada** thought i made it obvious."
In a recent interview with Variety, the "Panini" rapper said he has grown closer with his father since publicly coming out last year. "It could have gone either way," he said of the reaction to his announcement on Twitter. "We have become closer," he added. "I mean, especially now because I don't have anything to hide. It was a shock for him. It's still the beginning phase. I'm not comfortable bringing a guy around yet."