Lil Nas X is my hero and the kids are alright

Lil Nas X is my hero and the kids are alright

Thank you for a brilliant and beautiful piece Jeremy O. Harris:
Lil Nas X Is In the Right Place at the Right Time

Q: I think you really are a part of the hypermasculine breakdowns that have been happening in hip-hop recently.

A: I think that's certainly true. I'm not going to lie, I feel bad for DaBaby. I hope he grows from it. I hope he's able to. But I don't know. The whole landscape is very hypermasculine. It's so great and so amazing that all these female rappers are breaking through. And, in a way, female rappers are the biggest rappers right now.

Q: That's another reason male artists are going crazy and feeling broken, right? For the first time ever, there's not just one Lil' Kim. There's seven Lil' Kims and a Missy Elliott. They can't keep up. Because none of them are Jay-Z or Kanye, and they all know that.

A: I don't want to shit on anybody. I don't know. Jay-Z wasn't always a Jay-Z. Kanye wasn't always a Kanye. I do feel like this newer generation of rappers who are coming in, and the ones who are here, are going to have to reshape their thoughts. Because change is happening. There's going to be so many gay rappers. There's going to be more trans people in the industry and whatnot. Ten years from now, everything that I'm doing won't even seem like it was shocking.

Q: I definitely think whenever anyone accuses me of being a part of some gay agenda, then I'm like, I am.

A: I definitely feel like I am now. But of my own will.

Q: But what is the gay agenda for you? Like, what's the outcome?

A: It's just acceptance of gay people. And they see that as a bad thing: Like, they're trying to normalize it. You know what? Yeah. That's actually what I'm trying to do.

Q: That conspiracy is true. We are trying, on a global level, to normalize fa**otry.

A: Exactly. Let's normalize it.

Q: What does normalizing fa**otry look like to you?

A: It looks like a little boy asking his parents at eight years old, can he get some nail polish or try something, and it's not even a question. It looks like two guys kissing during a performance and there not being anything crazy on Twitter about it the next day. It looks like a little boy who doesn't want to play fucking football and hang with the girls, and that just being a normal thing. Just letting people exist. Like, that's gay as fuck.