Since coming out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Lil Nas X has been openly expressing himself through music, performances, and fashion. He was recently chastised for not being feminine enough, with many believing it was “forced.”
A user on Twitter shared a video of the rapper performing at Lollapalooza in Chile. In the caption, the fan wrote:
“I feel like he’s not really gay or not really that feminine it’s so forced.”
Many users agreed with the original poster, as evidenced by comments such as:
“He look like a straight n**** tryna ‘act gay.’ Its so cringe to me. He just comes off as more masc than feminine so it just looks forced.”
After that, one user claimed that his management team was behind his forced femininity, writing:
“This looks forced and disingenuous. These performances by him always look stiff and forced. If you’re not feminine presenting, why do performances like this. Oh that’s right…it’s the machine/corporation behind him.”
Not all fans agree with the user’s sentiments, as some supporters defended Lil Nas X, saying he’s still exploring his feminine side lately because he couldn’t show it before.
The rapper, best known for his collaborations with Jack Harlow on “Industry Baby” and “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” quote-retweeted the post, writing:
“oh no guys it’s the estrogen expert.”
The recent post was not Lil Nas X’s only Twitter issue in the last week, as he was also called out for his joke about transitioning as a female last week.
According to initial reports, the rapper, whose real name is Montero Hill, posted an edited photo of himself as a “fully-transitioned” woman and declared the surgery a “success.”
However, the trans community and other users chastised him for his actions, claiming his joke was offensive. The rapper then issued an apology in response to the controversy, writing:
“apologies to the trans community i def handled that situation with anger instead of considering why it was not cool. much love to you guys. Sorry.”