Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Nas X is thinking of crossing over to Christian music. Lil Nas X rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single "Old Town Road," which spent 19 weeks atop the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the longest-running number-one song since the chart debuted in 1958.
As the song was atop the Hot 100, Lil Nas X came out as gay, becoming the only artist to do so while having a number-one record. Lil Nas X's video for "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" also shows the rapper pole dances his way down from heaven into hell to give Satan a lap dance. In addition to the video, Lil Nas X partnered with MSCHF to create limited edition "Satan Shoes," which were a modified pair of Nike Air Max 97s.
In a post on Instagram, Lil Nas X asked, "Y'all mind if I enter my Christian era?" He then included snippet of a yet to be released new song and video of him wearing a long skirt while singing in street:
Father stretch my hands.
The lonely road seems to last the longest,
Help me with my plans,
Everything seems to go to nowhere,
Free me from worry and wanting pity.
Free me from all this envy in me.
I don't want these feelings.
I call on angels.
I'm trying hard to face my pain.
Give me hope when I feel less.
Angels, I'm trying hard to keep my faith.
Lil Nas X made it clear that making "Christian music" doesn't change his sexuality. "Making Christian music does not mean I can't suck d*** no more," Lil Nas X said. "The two are not mutually exclusive. I am allowed to get on my knees for multiple reasons."