AceShowbiz - Lil Nas X recently made headlines after he admitted to hiding his fan account for Nicki Minaj because he was afraid of being outed as gay. Now, the "Anaconda" femcee responded to the whole thing and showed mercy on Lil Nas, who eventually came out at the end of Pride Month in 2019.
"It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth," Nicki wrote on her Twitter account on Wednesday, June 17.
It didn't take long for Lil Nas to respond to her post. "the generous queen, i love u," the "Old Town Road" hitmaker wrote back. "and i'm sorry i did that in a time where u were already getting so much bandwagon hate. i felt so bad, hoping u wouldn't see my denial. i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance."
Lil Nas recently came clean about running an anonymous fan account for the "Super Bass" raptress in response to a fan's tweet, which read, "How come you never claimed her when people asked if you were a barb?? We all knew who you were." Replying to the post, the 21-year-old rapper admitted, "i didn't want people to know i was gay tbh."
When another Twitter user pointed out that "being a barb [doesn't] make you gay," the Cardi B collaborator on "Rodeo" explained, "it don't but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to nicki u are gay." He went on to note, "and the rap/music industry ain't exactly built or accepting of gay men yet."
The "Panini" rapper had long been widely speculated to be the person behind Minaj's Twitter fan account called @nasmaraj, but he had never formally acknowledged it. Back in April 2019, he was asked during an interview with NPR to share his thought on the theories linking him to the Twitter handle.
"It's like a big misunderstanding and it's not one that I even want to give the time, because I'm never putting someone as the face of my career," he responded at the time. "So I don't even speak on it. I just don't even acknowledge it, really. I know even more things are being made up and they're gonna be out there. It is disappointing when a big blog will post something without me talking about it but, I mean, it happens."