While being featured as part of Variety’s 2021 Power of Young Hollywood Issue, Lil Nas X said of his experiences before his smash hit “Old Town Road” became a global phenomenon, “I didn’t really have a sexual life besides one person or two. “It’s definitely made things a lot more interesting, to say the least.”
“I’ve had some good boyfriends, some bad ones. A lot of them emotionally unavailable and whatnot,” the “Industry Baby” singer continued. “A lot of insecurity between them. But yeah, I found somebody special now.”
“Yeah. I think this is the one. I can’t explain it. It’s a feeling,” he added without revealing any further details about his boyfriend.
Lil Nas X didn’t name the boyfriend he’s head over heels for, but some have an inkling as to who it could be. Dancer Yai Ariza has been pegged as Nas’ potential partner by fans since the pair shared a defiant kiss at the BET Awards in June.
The 22-year-old star, who came out as a member of the LGBTQ community in June 2019, said he was 18 when he entered his first relationship, which began over the social networking app Grindr.
“Before that, there was a guy who wasn’t my boyfriend, but we met in middle school and we talked, after we both found out that each other were gay,” he explained. “But I didn’t act on anything until high school — well, middle school, but then high school.”