Lil Nas X says he's 'not mad' at Kevin Hart for interrupting his coming-out story

Rapper says he tries to steer clear of complicated situations online

Clémence Michallon
New York
Wednesday 11 September 2019 16:12
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Kevin Hart interrupts Lil Nas X as he tries to explain why he chose to come out as gay

Lil Nas X says he’s “not mad” at Kevin Hart for interrupting him while he was explaining his decision to come out as gay.

The 20-year-old rapper was asked about the incident while speaking to Hoodrich Radio.

“I’m not mad at Kevin Hart,” Lil Nas X says in an excerpt published by TMZ.

“... I don’t try to get into these situations because online I’m just here to be funny and laugh.

“I’m not trying to say anything because you say anything, your words get twisted, you have to say something about that, you have to say something about that... on and on.”

Earlier this month, a clip from HBO’s The Shop showed Lil Nas X being asked why he had decided to come out as gay in June 2019, at the height of his success.

“He said he was gay, so what?” Kevin Hart (who is currently recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash) interjects.

Lil Nas X then begins explaining: “It’s not being forced, it’s just knowing that growing up, I’m growing up to hate this s***. I’m not supposed to–”

“Hate what?” Hart asks.

“Homosexuality,” Lil Nas X replies. “Gay people.”

“Why?” Hart interjects again.

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“Come on now,” the rapper says. “If you’re really from the hood, you know.”

Lil Nas X goes on to explain that coming out while being “at the top” professionally (which he has been thanks to the success of his hit “Old Town Road”), then “you know it’s for real”.

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