He might bottom on the low, but Lil Nas X claps back like a king.
The chart-topping gay rapper of “Old Town Road” fame dropped “Holiday,” his highly anticipated new single (and low-key vers anthem), last Friday, November 13. While fans ate up the track, Lil Nas X did get some flack from one listener: Republican congressional candidate and noted Trump ally Angela Stanton King, who tweeted out a homophobic critique of “Black culture” in response to a sexy promo image for “Holiday.”
“So this is what Black culture is pushing to our youth now?” Stanton King tweeted Monday. “Sex with everything and everyone including yourself? Is Lil Nas X tonguing himself down? #BlackCulture #MerryChristmas.”
Unfazed, Lil Nas X quote-retweeted Stanton King’s comment to his 5 million-plus followers, writing, “just say ur turned on and go.”
just say ur turned on and go https://t.co/JxTakRDrrh
— nope (@LilNasX) November 17, 2020
Needless to say, the rapper’s fans loved his scathing reply. At the time of writing, it’s amassed almost 400,000 likes and more than 25,000 retweets.
Since coming out as gay in 2019, Lil Nas X has begun to open up about his sexuality in his music. Back in April, the Grammy-winning artist promised that his forthcoming album (which we’re assuming includes “Holiday”) will explore his queer identity.