🏳️‍🌈 + 🖤 Person #3: Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Most people know him because of his song “Old Town Road,” which was extremely popular. He created this song with $50 and an hour of studio time. In 2019, this song went from TikTok to diamond certified. When he came out, he did so while his album was number one, making him the first artist ever to do so. This song was pulled from country music charts because it was stated not to have enough country elements for today’s country music even though there is a history of country music artists incorporating sounds from Black rappers in their music. Lil Nas X is the first openly gay man to be nominated for a CMA and the first LGBTQ person to win. He has a sick sense of fashion, as well.

Michael Fransen @michaelfransen