Lil Nas X reveals he considered never coming out as gay

Lil Nas X has opened up about coming out as gay, saying he was considering never doing it.

The 'Old Town Road' singer told the BBC he hoped coming out as gay during pride month would inspire change in the music world.

But it almost didn't happen.

"It's something that, you know, I was considering never doing, ever. Just taking it to the grave or something," he said. 

"But I don't wanna live my entire life—especially how I got to where I'm at—not doing what I wanna do."

Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, revealed his sexuality in a series of cryptic instagram posts in June.

The last one said: "deadass thought i made it obvious" and pointed out the rainbow motif in the album cover for his EP 7.

He's faced some homophobic abuse since the announcement, but has joked about the reaction on Twitter.

"Next n***a to say something offensive to me getting kissed," one tweet said.

"Just got news that i'm gay and i will no longer be streaming my music. i'm sorry that shit is just not ok," said another.