CREDIT // SOURCE - Hayden Brooks
Lil Nas X's journey to accepting his sexuality was a long one that had him wishing he would become straight at one point.
During the breakout star's new interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning, the chart-topper, 20, who came out at the end of June (Pride Month), said that he hoped it was a phrase after hearing so much homophobia growing up. "In my teenage years, I would just like pray, and pray, and pray…that it was like a phase, that it would go away," Nas admitted. "Me being in this position, it's easy for me. But some little boy ten miles from here, it's not going to be good for him."
Asked if he thought coming out would help other members of the LGBTQ, the star agreed, but admitted that the community has a long way to go. "I think it's going to always help. You still have a long way to go, because it’s not like everybody is messing with me now," he explained. "Somebody who's listening to me in school right now, it’s like, '[You're] gay, 'cause you're listening to him.' So, there’s still a lot to be done, of course, but I do believe it’s helping."
In addition to his sit-down interview with King, Lil Nas X also paid a surprise visit to his former high school in Atlanta, where he met with teens and performed for the student body. Even though he's currently looking at taking a break.