Lil Nas X recently revealed why he kept his Nicki Minaj fandom quiet as his own star was rising.
The revelation came on the heels of Lil Nas asking Nicki if she would be down to collaborate on a song he’s working on. That’s when one of the Barbs asked him why he “never claimed her when people asked if you were a Barb?” He responded “I didn’t want people to know I was gay, to be honest.”
Some Nicki stans fired back that “being a Barb don’t make you gay.” He responded, “It don’t but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to Nicki, you are gay. and the rap/music industry ain’t exactly built or accepting of gay men yet.”