Who is Lil Nas X's boyfriend? Rapper claims his current beau is THE ONE
The singer's new single ‘Industry Baby’ accompanied with steamy visuals, raised a lot of eyebrows for his butt naked dance inside a jail
Lil Nas X is head over heels in love. In a new interview, the 22-year-old rapper expressed his belief that the currently unidentified man he is dating is "the one", news outlets revealed on Wednesday, August 12.
The singer has been recently part of many a controversy. In an Egyptian-themed performance on June 28, the Black, gay singer performed his hit song 'Montero (Call me by your name)' live on stage. Onstage, the 22-year-old was encircled by a group of men dancers at one point, and he ended up kissing one of them in front of the entire audience at the 2021 BET Awards.
Lil Nas X has been outspoken about his opposition to homophobia in Black settings, and he has aggressively spoken out against anyone on Twitter who has claimed that he is pushing a “gay agenda.” The singer, who recently dropped his new single ‘Industry Baby’ accompanied with steamy visuals, raised a lot of eyebrows for his butt naked dance inside a jail with other inmates.
Speaking about his most recent beau, Lil Nas X, 21, told Variety of his romantic past in the magazine’s 2021 Power of Young Hollywood issue: “I’ve had some good boyfriends and some bad ones. A lot of them were emotionally unavailable or had a lot of insecurity and whatnot.” But the singer said his love life has since improved. “I’ve found someone special now,” he shared. “I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling.”
Despite the fact that Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, has not revealed who he is dating at the moment, there has been suspicion that he is dating his backup dancer Yai Ariza, as the two have shown off their PDA in numerous TV appearances. Here's what you need to know of his dating history.
Who has Lil Nas X dated?
Although Lil Nas X has a lengthy dating history, he prefers to keep his personal life private. The singer has previously discussed being in relationships, but he has made it a point to not reveal any identities, Distractify reported.
According to Pop Buzz, Lil Nas X mentioned he was seeing someone when he was invited into 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' in 2019, but he chose not to reveal the name of his beau at the time either.
A recent article on out.com, however, introduced dancer Yai Ariza as "Lil Nas X's dancer (and rumored boyfriend)". Ariza’s Instagram bio describes him as “He/Him; Born and raised in Colombia 🇨🇴; Living in Los Ángeles.” He's been in a number of queer-themed collaborations, including a dance rendition of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP.' Several LGBT men of color, including Ariza, danced to the popular song in the video. Ariza also performed during Lil Nas X's Saturday Night Live performance, where he infamously licked Lil Nas X's neck.
Lil Nas X can be seen in the backdrop of Ariza's Instagram stories over the weekend of the June 28 Egyptian-themed performance at the 2021 BET Awards. Furthermore, the rapper was responding actively to the photos, all of which led internet sleuths into thinking that maybe, Ariza was the one.