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Lil Nas X Gets Real About Clapping Back at Trolls In 'Entertainment Weekly's Pride Issue

Lil Nas X Gets Real About Clapping Back at Trolls In 'Entertainment Weekly's Pride Issue

Lil Nas X goes shirtless on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly.

The 22-year-old musician shares the Pride issue with MJ Rodriguez, Lena Waithe and Bowen Yang, and all four opened up about their trailblazing careers.

In Lil Nas X‘s feature, he opened up about his actions on social media prior to getting his big break.

“When I first got famous, I would block everybody,” he shared, recalling the trolls who flooded (and continue to flood) his mentions. “But now it’s like, okay, cool. For me, I would rather somebody hate the s*** out of me when they’re talking about me rather than not say anything at all, because that’s giving more power to my name.”

Now, he has the mentality of clapping back at the naysayers when they come out.

“I’m very much a chaotic, good person,” he added. “I almost never want to start shooting at somebody who didn’t bring it to my doorstep, you know? But I kind of live for when somebody tries to get me and I’m ready to throw it back at them tenfold. Do I feel bad about it sometimes? Every now and then, but I feel less bad knowing that I didn’t start it. I try to never throw stones, but if somebody throws one at me, I’m throwing an entire house.”

Check out the gallery below to see Lil Nas X, Lena, MJ and Bowen‘s covers!

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Photos: Entertainment Weekly
Posted to: Bowen Yang, Lena Waithe, Lil Nas X, Magazine, MJ Rodriguez

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