Lil Nas X is lighting up the world and changing it in the process. The rapper and singer-songwriter soared up the charts and into hearts with the ridiculously popular crossover single “Old Town Road” and then proceeded to ride his fame roughshod through hip hop and America, crushing up stereotypes as he goes. The 22-year-old star has become a proud exemplar of Black queer power in popular art.
In stirring the pot and crushing stereotypes, it’s hardly surprising that Lil Nas X finds a soulmate in none other than Miley Cyrus, former child star turned provocateur nonpareil. And while Lil Nas X channels Miley, she sure appreciates it and gives the rapper a heavenly shout out. That’s a familiar face on that shirt, yes?
Miley seems to have it right — what could be a better look for Lil Nas X than a Miley Cyrus T-shirt in black? But it seems a stretch to say, as she does, that it’s Lil Nas X’s “gayest outfit yet!” That’s going to be an ongoing contest — and some of the contenders are in the video below, about which Vulture has the headline: “Do We Even Need To Talk About How Gay Lil Nas X’s ‘That’s What I Want’ Video Is?”
No, we don’t, you’re right Vulture. But Miley Cyrus has earned the right to say whatever she wants! And if Miley says this is Lil Nas X’s gayest outfit, that’s what it is.
But just wait, Lil Nas X might have his eye on this number…