Ever since Lil Nas X came out as gay, he’s had to deal with homophobic nonsense from other rappers. And he handles himself brilliantly every time.
The latest to try to dunk on the “Old Town Road” hitmaker for his sexuality was 6ix9ine, but the attempt backfired in a pretty hilarious way.
It all started when DJ Akademiks shared a New York Post headline claiming that China is making “COVID-19 anal swabs mandatory for foreigners.”
Clearly thinking he’s hilarious and gay jokes are remotely clever in 2021, 6ix9ine commented on the Instagram: “Lil nas x entered the chat.”
Lil Nas wasn’t having it, so he jumped on TikTok to respond, sharing a screenshot that allegedly showed 6ix9ine sliding into his DMs to hang out.
“Yo,” the first message from October reads. Lil Nas never responded, and in February, the other rapper allegedly tried being a little friendlier.
“Gonna be in ya city soon what you doing lol?” that message says, alongside an upside-down smiley and a heart emoji.
Fans of Lil Nas were very here for the way he handled the situation, finding the whole thing hilarious.
For his part, 6ix9ine claimed Lil Nas faked the screenshot, even going into his own Instagram account to try to “prove” they had no chat history — but not everyone bought it.
We may never know which account is real, but that doesn’t stop the whole thing from being hilarious. Maybe just don’t be homophobic and Lil Nas won’t have to come back with receipts!