Lil Nas X wins online praise for explaining to a confused Kevin Hart, who stopped hosting Oscars last year after he reiterated his earlier anti-homosexual comments that he was against anti-homosexual comments.
In a clip from the Tuesday episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted which went viral online, the rapper was asked by the "Old Town Road" after his decision to come out as a homosexual ,
"And with all this early success, did you consider it important to make an announcement recently?" Asked marketing manager Paul Rivera, referring to Lil Nas' record run on the Billboard Hot 1
Yes Before Lil Nas could answer correctly, Hart blurted out, "He said he was gay, so what?"
Lil Nas then said he was not "forced" to come out but made the decision to live openly because "grown up" [he had been taught] hated that shit. "
" What hate? Hart interrupted him again. "Hate what?"
"Homosexuality, gay people," said Lil Nas.
"Why?" Asked Hart.
"Come on," Lil Nas replied.
"Why did you grow up to hate it?" Hart said.
"If you're really off the hood, you know," said the rapper. [LilNascontinuedhisdecisionduringoneCareer-highwouldshowthathe'snotoutofattentionbuttoshowthefansthathissexualitydoesnotmatter
Later in the same episode, Hart told Lil Nas that he had to defend himself "in no form" by coming out and saying, "But people, that's me."
"That's not it," said Hart, who then tried to put himself in the position of the rapper and to give advice. "Guys, that's what I'm going to do."
In December, Hart resigned as Oscar-winning after initially refusing to apologize for having used the words "fag" and "homo" extensively as insults to social concerns for years. In a tweet he had said he would break a dollhouse over his son's head when he discovered he was playing with the toy. In a 2010 stand-up set, he once said, "One of my biggest fears is that my son will grow up and be gay." It was not until he later quit the Oscars that he sincerely apologized to the LGBTQ community for [d] [his] insensitive words from the past.
However, Hart's apparent surprise of finding out about anti-gay prejudice from Lil Nas sparked a conversation online about whether he really had counted on his own past.
Some said that his previous negative "jokes" about gay people had contributed to a culture where people were afraid to come out.