Lil Nas X Gets Dropped From Wrangler Endorsement After Coming Out The Closet
Lil Nas X has had a phenomenal summer since the release of his hit single, Old Town Road. The song was actually released in December 2018 but did not hit major airwaves until March 2019. Since then, Lil Nas X has become a household name. With Billy Ray Cyrus joining him on the track, the song has reached the top of Billboard charts, rising above Taylor Swift. The song is a country rap song and it has faced its share of controversy. Lil Nas X has done an excellent job of bringing two unlikely genres together and producing a song loved by all.
Little is known of Lil Nas X, who was born Montero Lamar Hill. Today, he tweeted several post confirming that he is indeed gay.
“Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to c7osure,” he wrote along with a video for his new song “C7osure”.
Since he has announced that he is gay, his fans on twitter have been overwhelmingly supportive of him. Although Lil Nas X said in the above statement that he knew that he would possibly lose friends, he probably was not expecting to lose endorsements. The popular jean company, Wrangler has recently announced that they would no longer support Lil Nas X and that they would like to disassociate from the rapper. Here’s what Wrangler had to say:
“It has come to our attention that one of our celebrity brand ambassadors, Lil Nas X, has recently announced that he is gay. Although we love his songs and his character, as a company, our marketing team has decided that he is no longer fit to serve as a brand ambassador to Wrangler. We made this decision based on our strong Christian beliefs. We proudly serve God and it is in our best interest to not associate our brand with someone who disobeys the laws of the Lord. We wish Lil Nas X the best and we hope that he continues to support the brand which he loves so much.”
So far, Lil Nas X has not made any comments after losing his endorsement deal with the jean company.