Since Lil Nas X publicly came out as gay on Twitter in June 2019 — and proceeded to open up about his journey of coming to terms with his sexuality — he's been an LGBTQ icon within the rap and country music communities.
Although Lil Nas X kept his romantic endeavors relatively private over the last year, fans were excited to hear that he recently opened up about his love life.
Does Lil Nas X have a boyfriend right now? Who has he dated previously? We're delving into the 22-year-old's dating history, so stay tuned for more on that.
Does Lil Nas X have a boyfriend? Here are the details on his relationship status as of Sept. 2021.
Ladies and gents and everyone else, Lil Nas X (real name: Montero Lamar Hill) is currently #TeamSingle! After the "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" hitmaker revealed that his former beau was "the one" in Variety's 2021 Power of Young Hollywood Issue — which was published on Aug. 11, 2021 — his relationship has since ended.
At the time, rumors circulated that his backup dancer may be the lucky man since they shared a kiss during his 2021 BET Awards performance, but he has remained tight-lipped about his ex-boyfriend's identity.
In an interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius XM's Radio Andy show, Lil Nas X revealed that he's back on the market.
“I was seeing someone. I kind of decided I didn’t want to anymore,” Lil Nas X told Andy.
Andy went on to assume that the rapper has "thousands of people applying for the job of Lil Nas X's boyfriend," and he confirmed that there are a couple of people interested in dating him.
However, Lil Nas X went on to admit that he's not in a rush to commit to anyone right now.
"I don’t think I want any guy right now, you know?” Lil Nas X said. “Maybe I’m floating around right now. I just want to work on music and every now and then, you know, maybe I’ll kiss a guy every blue moon, you know?”
In Oct. 2020, Lil Nas X shared that he was casually dating and alluded to possibly taking things to the next level.
In an Oct. 2020 interview with CR Fashion Book, Lil Nas revealed that he was — in fact — casually dating, according to People. However, he chose not to reveal the name of the lucky lad, for the sake of his privacy.
"I’m dating someone right now. ... We’re not in a relationship yet, but it’s been on and off for the past few months. I’m maybe going to try to go steady this time," he said, alluding to the fact might have been looking to get serious.
But, being gay, he said that people are quick to make assumptions. Whenever he's seen with a man, fans jump to conclusions.
“I feel like if I put any guy solo in a picture with me, we’re automatically dating. ... One time, I was sitting in Subway with my brother, and then a few hours later there was [a headline], ‘Lil Nas X and his boyfriend eating Subway to celebrate 17 weeks at No. 1,'" the rapper laughed.
Although Lil Nas X has decided to end his relationship, it appears that he is happy with focusing on his career and having fun as a single man.