On Wednesday (Jan. 29), Pastor Troy felt the heat from Twitter users who were unhappy about his anti Lil Nas X Instagram post, which many perceived to be homophobic.
“Welp, Guess I won’t be winning a GRAMMY... If this what I gotta wear,” the D.S.G.B. rapper wrote in a since-deleted post that showed Lil Nas in his pink cowboy Grammys outfit. “They love to push this sh*t on Our Kids!!”
“Some may say, ‘He Making Money!!’” his post continued. “Rupaul do too, but I ain’t bumping his CD!!! Integrity is priceless. Y’all Better open that 3rd Eye and let your Sons Know What Is Real... Or They Ass Gone Be Headed Down That Old Town Road Foreal!!”
Many fans rushed to Lil Nas’ support on Twitter and Instagram. However, soon after, the “Rodeo” rapper responded to the criticism himself.
“Damn i look good in that pic on god,” he wrote, retweeting Pastor Troy’s post.
A few more critics found their way onto the 20-year-old rapper’s tweet, with one Twitter user writing, “Yo! Wish you alot of success and happiness, but young black man your out here making yourself look crazy.”
“There is nothing wrong with you being gay it’s cool, just chill with these crazy ass outfits, your hurting yourself not helping yourself,” the comment continued. “Respect yourself bro.”
Lil Nas stayed classy in his response, tweeting, “thank u but the way i dress isn’t for everyone.”
“Some people like it, some people don’t,” he continued. “I have the upmost respect for myself. i wouldn’t do anything i wasn’t comfortable with.”
thank u but the way i dress isn’t for everyone. some people like it, some people don’t. i have the upmost respect for myself. i wouldn’t do anything i wasn’t comfortable with.— nope (@LilNasX) January 29, 2020
Although, most Twitter users showed their support for Lil Nas, poking fun at Pastor Troy in the comments.
“He need an [Applebee’s] endorsement tbh,” one fan wrote, referencing Troy’s attack on the restaurant in his original post.
“The other day [Applebee’s] had some punks kissing and laughing eating mozzarella sticks,” Troy had written. “First thing my 14 yr old Son said was, ‘F**** Applebee’s’ And it Brought Joy to My Heart!! He see it...their agenda to take the masculinity from Men, Black Men Especially.”
Most recently, Lil Nas took home two Grammy Awards for his Billy Ray Cyrus-featuring hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” and gave a star-studded performance at the award ceremony on Sunday night (Jan. 26).
See some Twitter reactions to Lil Nas’ response below.
Meanwhile in the 70s BLACK bands were dressing like this. pic.twitter.com/1GM9xkBcy4— Bobby James (@BoomBol1) January 29, 2020
They said the same about Liberace, George Micheal, Boy George and Elton John and now they are ICONS, LEGENDS to those gay or straight the only thing you doing @LilNasX is giving the black community an opportunity to be themselves Gay or Straight everyone deserves true freedom pic.twitter.com/3wTC2nPQ06— *I*hate*everyone* (@NoeliaV85) January 29, 2020
Damn why he hate fried mozzarella so much— mac kahey (@MacDoesIt) January 29, 2020