Nicki Minaj responds after Lil Nas X hid being a fan to keep sexuality secret
18 June 2020, 13:10 | Updated: 18 June 2020, 13:12
Rapstress Nicki Minaj has praised Lil Nas X for "speaking his truth" about his sexuality.
On Tuesday (Jun 18) the 37-year-old rapstress took to Twitter to reply to the Old Town Road rapper about his recent confession.
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Nicki revealed that she was a little disappointed by Lil Nas X not being open about being a 'Barb'.
The rapstress wrote: 'It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. [ribbon emoji] Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX.'
Nas swiftly responded to Nicki and showed he was sad he upsetter her, with sharing an image of Spongebob Squarepants character Squidward crying.
He responded: 'the generous queen, i love u. 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.
Nas continued 'i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance.'
The day prior to this exchange, Lil Nas X revealed that he reached out to Nicki to collaborate on a song, to a Nicki fan account.
Nas was rumoured to have been the owner of a Nicki fan account account @nasmaraj, however he never cleared up the claims until now.
He responded to a tweet from Minaj, writing: 'i have this song i want u on and was wondering….'
'It was accompanied with a meme of an emoji and an engagement ring, which read: 'I am proposing.'
When a Twitter user asked why he never admitted to running the account, he responded: 'i didn’t want people to know i was gay tbh.'
Another fan argued that being a Nicki fan doesn't make him gay.
Nas responded 'it don’t but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to nicki u are gay. and the rap/music industry ain’t exactly built or accepting of gay men yet.'
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