Lil Nas X has caught more than enough shade from fellow artists on social media in regards to his highly criticized award show performances and music videos throughout his career.
Despite having the opportunity to address the negativity thrown his way through song, Lil Nas X says that fear of his own safety keeps him from doing such!
In a conversation with Variety, he speaks on the current climate of the music industry as well as society and how it is unsafe for him to speak publicly against any anti LGBTQ members.
“The honest truth is, I don’t want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field. It’s more for my own safety rather than anything else.”
He recalled a recent incident that has now forced him to hire security, where he was chased to his car and cursed at following his sexual expressive music performances.
“Literally someone who chased my car a few days after that video came out, yelling, ‘F— you!’ or something. And that’s when I actually started getting security,” Lil Nas says within the candid interview.
He’s received backlash from social media users as well as rappers following the release of his music videos “ “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” for giving a fictional Satan a lap dance and “Industry Baby“ for dancing in the shower naked amongst multiple men, including his BET awards performance where he kissed another male.
According to Rolling Out rapper Lil Boosie Badazz Instagram account was suspended for the fourth time after forwarding threats that he would beat up Lil Nas on sight for his sexual videos.