Kid Cudi writes tribute to Lil Nas X, while criticizing homophobia in hip-hop

When Lil Nas X dropped the tracklist for his launching album “Montero” previously this month, some individuals slammed the young rap artist for having no Black guys included, in spite of having numerous Black ladies on the album.

In reaction, Lil Nas X composed, “maybe a lot of them just don’t wanna work with me.”
That made seasoned rap artist Kid Cudi “sad,” Cudi composed in a piece for Time’s “100 Most Influential People” while applauding Lil Nas X.

“There’s a homophobic cloud over hip-hop, and he’s going to break that sh-t down,” Kid Cudi composed in the piece, released Wednesday. “We have to stand with him. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to let him know — you have my support.”

Lil Nas X's defiant pride is essential to hip-hop -- and the DaBaby debacle is one reason why

Given that coming out as gay, Lil Nas X has actually been the topic of widespread reaction from some members of the hip-hop neighborhood who have actually painted him and his sexuality as a hazard to Black guys. This occurred most especially when rap artist Boosie utilized slurs versus Lil Nas X, threatening to “beat [Lil Nas X’s] a**.” Boosie’s remarks came days after rap artist DaBaby insulted gay guys and shared false information about HIV throughout an efficiency at the music celebration Rolling Loud.

“To have a gay man in hip-hop doing his thing, crushing records — that is huge for us and for Black excellence,” Kid Cudi composed Wednesday. “The way he’s unafraid to make people uncomfortable is so rock ‘n’ roll. He’s a true rock star.”

After months of teasing, Lil Nas X’s launching album “Montero” lastly dropped Friday. Though there’s no Kid Cudi function yet, Lil Nas X did hint on Twitter previously this month that it might be coming on a luxurious variation.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.