It’s Pride Month in the US at the moment, and it very much looks like Lil Nas X has publicly come out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Turns out his debut EP, 7, holds some cryptic information about the young rapper’s sexuality and personal life.

He’s a man with quite possibly the most yee-haw energy at the moment, straddling both the pop and country charts like it’s a wide Western pommel saddle. While in the UK to perform a surprise rendition of ‘Old Town Road‘ with Billy Ray Cyrus during his daughter Miley‘s huge set, Lil Nas X posted about his track, ‘C7osure (You Like)‘.

If you stop and listen carefully to the lyrics of the penultimate track of the EP, Lil Nas talks about “packing up” his past, getting the “green light” for his future, and taking a bit of a leap with personal news. It’s all quite cryptic and dances around the elephant in the room, it’s being speculated that this is Lil Nas X’s way of coming out as a member of the queer community.

Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take a hold
This is what I gotta do, can’t be regretting when I’m old

Brand new places I’ll choose and I’ll go, I know
Embracing this news I behold unfolding
I know, I know, I know it don’t feel like it’s time
But I look back at this moment, I’ll see that I’m fine

If that’s not enough, Lil Nas X thought he made it pretty obvious with the EP’s cover art.

Now that I think about it, the artwork is probably meant to be symbolic of Lil Nas X’s view of his own life – past, present and future. Travelling through the darkness into a shimmering cityscape full of promise, opportunity, and bright lights.

Lil Nas X hasn’t explicitly discussed his sexuality as of yet, so please don’t go saying that he’s gay, the LGBTQIA+ community is a large, beautiful spectrum of identities, so let’s let the young lad talk openly about it when he’s good and ready.

Both fans and his musical peers have tweeted their support Lil Nas X as the young rapper takes this part of his life to the public sphere.

Full credit though, the young bloke’s taken the gentle teasing memes in his stride, because it deadass was not obvious, clearly.

It does, however, leave one important question incredibly unanswered:

Image: Getty Images / Matt Winkelmeyer