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Lil Nas X has dominated the charts in 2019 with two hit singles and has become an icon of the LGBTQ community in the process. In an interview with CBS This Morning, the “Old Town Road” star shares his journey in music, coming out, and much more.

CBS News shares in a preview post:

Gayle King: Did you know as a little boy that you were gay? Did you think that as a youngster while people were telling you it’s not a good thing, were you thinking, “Yeah, but I think I am?”

Lil Nas X: Yeah, definitely. I knew, especially, like, around my teenage, like, years. You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray and–

King: What were you praying for?

Lil Nas X: That it was, like, a phase.

King: That it would go away?

Lil Nas X: Yeah, it would go away.

King: I’m good with it, but I’m not gonna tell anybody, yeah.

Lil Nas X: Yeah, I mean, ’cause me being in this position, like, it’s easy for me. But, like, some little boy 10 miles from here. It’s not gonna be good for him. Yeah.

X also shared with his massive Twitter following that he’s going to step away from music, canceling two upcoming shows in the process.

The CBS This morning interview airs Tuesday (October 1). A preview of the chat, which reveals that the network was in tow for X’s surprise high school visit, can be viewed below.

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