Lil Nas X Comes Out as a Nicki Minaj Fan, Nicki Responds

During the rapper Lil Nas X’s meteoric rise to stardom last summer, some fans began to associate him with a Nicki Minaj-loving “stan” account on Twitter called @NasMaraj. That account was responsible for a few viral tweets, including one about a dog’s birthday party that ended up being fake.

But it had never been confirmed that Lil Nas, given name Montero Hill, was even a Nicki fan, let alone the author of NasMaraj’s famous tweets. Until now.

The “Old Town Road” country-rap superstar confirmed via Twitter that he was the one behind the account, but he had kept it a secret on purpose.

In case you missed the news a year ago, Nas came out as gay, using his song “C7osure.”

Naturally, it didn’t take long before the news reached Nicki Minaj herself, who went online to address him, using the popular term for her fans, “Barbs.”

So, now it’s all out in the open. Lil Nas loves Nicki, and had previously gained some internet fame as NasMaraj. That’s a lot to unpack in one day!