Lil Nas X remains unbothered.
This week on Instagram, rapper Pastor Troy posted (and then deleted) a pic of the “Old Town Road” musician wearing a hot-pink, cowboy-themed Versace outfit to the 2020 Grammy Awards.
In his caption, which many social media users felt was “homophobic,” the D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boyz) member appears to contend that the Recording Academy only honors artists who wear a certain type of style.
The 42-year-old also tells a story of how his 14-year-old son denigrated Applebee’s after the two saw “punks kissing” at the restaurant.
“’Welp, guess I won’t be winning a GRAMMY’…If this what I gotta wear,” he wrote. “They love to push this ---- on our kids!! The other day @applebees had some punks kissing and laughing eating mozzarella sticks. First thing my 14-year-old son said was, ‘---- Applebee’s’ and it brought joy to my heart!!”
Pastor Troy also believes there is an agenda to make black men less masculine.
He added, “He sees it…their agenda to take the masculinity from men, black men especially. Some may say, ‘He making money!!’ RuPaul do too, but I ain’t bumping his CD!!! Integrity is priceless. Y’all better open that 3rd eye and let your sons know what is real… or they ass gone be headed down that Old Town Road foreal!! (sic)”
When word got back to Lil Nas, the 20-year-old issued the ultimate response!
“damn i look good in that pic on god,” he said, referencing his fabulous Grammys ensemble.
Last year on World Pride Day, the “Panini” musician came out as gay on Twitter.
Months later in September, he explained to Ellen DeGeneres why he spoke out about his sexuality.
“Just knowing it was something that I should have [already] done,” he dished. “But I was [previously] in a position where I had to worry about family and friends and how they would react. But in the past year, I’m on a new level, so it doesn’t really matter, I guess.”
He added, “And, also just how it would be good for the young’uns listening to me right now, who are going to have to go through stuff like this in the future, to know that it’s all right.”