After releasing his debut single Old Town Road in 2018, Lil Nas X has quickly become one of the most successful musicians in the industry.
The track spent a staggering 19 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the longest-running number-one single ever since the chart was formed in 1958.
After winning two Grammy’s, coming out as gay and releasing his debut EP, the 22-year-old from Georgia is back with his debut album Montero, and he’s got some other news.
He’s pregnant! But how? Is he transgender? If you’re a little confused by his latest Instagram photo, here’s a full explanation.
Lil Nas X announces pregnancy on Instagram
Lil Nas X took to Instagram on Thursday (September 2nd) to reveal that he is expecting a baby.
The musician posted a series of photos from a pregnancy photoshoot, picturing himself sitting in front of a pool wearing a white robe.
You can visibly see a baby bump, and at the end he even added a photo of the scan.
In the caption, he wrote: “SURPRISE! I can’t believe i’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2021.”
The news came as a shock to everyone who quickly wondered, how is that possible?
Is Lil Nas X trans?
No, Lil Nas X isn’t transgender, and he hasn’t has a sex change.
His gender is male, and he presumably has male genitals, if that’s what you’re wondering.
In 2019, on the last day of Pride Month, he came out as gay, announcing the news using the lyrics of his track C7osure.
The pregnancy photo explained
Lil Nas X isn’t transgender, so how he he pregnant? Well, the answer is… he isn’t!
The singer wore a fake baby bump to promote his new album Montero which is due to be released on September 17th.
His fake bump signified the fact that the album his ‘his baby’, but it certainly confused everyone on social media.
He told PEOPLE that he came up with the idea after listening to Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new song Dolla Sign Slime.
After receiving a lot of negative comments, he later joked on Twitter: “Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.”