Life Lil Nas X was very nervous at coming out By weekster Posted on September 20, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Acting for 100,000 men at Glastonbury didn’t find Lil Nas X a problem, but the 20-year-old rapper was bloody nervous when he told his father that he likes men. That’s what the Old Town Road artist tells Billboard. “I had the independence to do it, you know?” “It is something I would not have done if I did not live on my own”, he also says. “I had the independence to do it, you know?” He describes the moment as “nerve-racking”. Lil Nas X came out earlier this summer. In an interview with Time Magazine, he said that at first he had not intended to do so, because he had been told from an early age that homosexuality “will never be okay”. During the Pride month, the rapper, real name Montero Lamar Hill, decided to come out for his orientation: “In June I saw Pride flags everywhere and couples holding each other’s hands.” Much less exciting than his coming-out was Lil Nas X’s performance at Glastonbury, he says in Billboard. “I felt the energy”, he says about the huge number of spectators. Lil Nas was at the English festival as a guest artist at a Miley Cyrus show.