*Lil Nas X has finally admitted that before fame, he ran a the NasMaraj fan account that was dedicated to Nicki Minaj.
The rapper initially denied that he was behind the page, but on Monday, Nas explained to his followers why he was ashamed to admit his love for Nicki.
He also took to Twitter to Nicki Minaj to collab with him on a song.
Check out their Twitter exchange below.
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i have this song i want u on and was wondering…. pic.twitter.com/zR4qa4SKV7
— nope (@LilNasX) June 17, 2020
When the “Queen” rapper posted a clip of herself flossing for the ‘gram, Nas X wrote in the comments, “i have this song i want u on.” The caption accompanied a meme of an emoji and a diamond engagement ring that read “I’m proposing.”
A fan the asked Lil Nas X, “How come you never claimed her when people asked if you were a barb?? We all knew who you were.”
The hip-hop star then explained that he denied running the fan account because he didn’t want folks to know the he’s gay.
One Twitter follower fired back with, “Being a barb don’t make you gay.”
How come you never claimed her when people asked if you were a barb?? We all knew who you were
— Lena ? (@OnikasBeauty) June 17, 2020
Being a barb don’t make you gay.
— CHAKRATRON (@Boothie___) June 17, 2020
It wasn’t long before Nicki Minaj jumped into the mix. She tweeted to Lil Nas X, “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth.”
It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. ? Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) June 17, 2020
Meanwhile, in an interview with Time last year, Nas X explained that from a young age he was taught that homosexuality “is never going to be OK.” But during Pride Week, he felt as if the “universe” was pushing him to open up about his sexuality.
“I never would have done that if I wasn’t in a way pushed by the universe,” he said. “In June, I’m seeing Pride flags everywhere and seeing couples holding hands — little stuff like that.”
Since coming out, he has received some backlash but also major support from fans and the hip-hop community.
Rapper Young Thug explained in an interview with BET.com why he’s concerned about the hate that Lil Nas will face going forward.
“He shouldn’t have told the world. It’s like these days…it’s just all judgment. It ain’t even about the music no more,” Thugger said. “Once [people] found out he was gay, soon as the song come on now, everybody like this gay a** nigga. People don’t even care to listen to the song no more.”
He called Nas’ decision to come out during Pride Month a “G’s move.”
“I just feel like he young, and backlash can come behind anything. He young, so I know what he going to be dealing with it in his mind. I know what he dealing with. So I was like, ‘F**k, he should have never said that [and] never should have told them.’”