The legendary GQ magazine has finally recognized Lil Nas X along with NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tom Holland who play Spider-Man. The GQ Magazine was founded in 1931 in New York City and has become an international monthly men’s magazine. Its main focus is on men’s culture, fashion, and style while featuring articles on s**, food, travel, technology, sport, music, fitness, books, and movies.
The magazine hosts annual “GQ Men of the year” accolades under their Gentlemen’s Quarterly publication, to honor men who are influential in their industries. This year, GQ Magazine has just named the Grammy-winning Lil Nas X as one of the GQ Magazine men of the year.
Born 1999, in Lithia Springs, Geogia, United States of America, Montero Lamar Hill, popular by his rap name Lil Nas X come the Hip Hop industry with the revelation of his s**uali!y. The American rapper, songwriter, and singer revealed in a tweet that he was gay. However, it seems in a letter he wrote to his younger self two years ago that he intended to keep his s**uali!y a secret he will d** with.
However, the 22 years old rapper also explained that he could not continue hiding his s**uali!y , presumably since he is a star now, he is doing it to help others to come out about their s**ual statuses. His brevity has transformed him into an LGBTQ icon in the hip hop industry. Ever since the “old Time Road” hit maker came out about his se**ali!y, he never relented from challenging the gangsterism-hyped and machismo chauvinist industry to accept the queer concept.
He even promised that the industry should expect more gay rappers after he demonstrated that it was safe to be gay hip hop artist. The rapper has become influential in the issue of LGBTQ, breaking the industry stereotype with his bold lyrics and “queer-themed- music videos”. However, his impact was felt beyond the terrains of hip hop or generally the music industry.
“Through his art and advocacy, Lil Nas X has made a profound impact on both the music industry and culture at large in 2021” said Ramos as he was quoted telling NBC News. Lil Nas X is hailed for blazing cu!!ing-edge streams for LGBTQ inclusion when black man living under such conditions is being underrepresented. Using his art to bring attention to key social issues earned Lil Nas X the award of being the GQ Magazine men of the year.