Over the weekend rapper Lil Nas X shocked the internet when he vaguely told his fans that he was coming out as gay. He made the announcement by pointing folks to the lyrics of his song “C7osure” from his new 7 EP. In a post he said:
“some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more,” he wrote. “but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.”
“C7osure” begins with they lyrics “True say, I want and I need to let go, use my time to be free.” He continues: “Ain’t no more actin’, man that forecast say I should just let me grow/No more red light for me baby, only green, I gotta go/Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold/This is what I gotta do, can’t be regrettin’ when I’m old.”
Lil Nas X has held down the top spot on the Billboard hot 100 since April. The EP 7 debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week.