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Lil Nas X's Brother Reveals Rapper Helped Him Come Out As Bisexual

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

In Lil Nas X's upcoming documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, which just had it's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the out musician reveals that he helped his brother, Tramon Hill, come out as bisexual.

via Complex:

Born Montero Lamar Hill, the rapper’s new documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, had its world premiere screening on Saturday (Sept. 9) at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film focuses on X’s catapult to fame with viral hits such as “Old Town Road.” The doc also provides more insight on X’s coming out in 2019, which would later have an impact on his brother, Tamron Hill, who reveals in the doc that he came out as bisexual with the help of his famous sibling.

“My brother really opened doors for a lot of people,” says Hill in the film per Entertainment Weekly. “Yeah, he opened a door for me. What I mean by that, like, I’m not gay, though, you feel me? I’m bisexual. He helped me be real with myself. My brother made me more open to it.”

However, Hill’s coming out process did not come without obstacle as he was worried at first about losing relationships and other connections because of his sexual orientation. “If you fuck with me, you fuck with me. If you don’t, you don’t. Bye. Get out of my presence. I don’t need you,” Hill continued. “At the end of the day, people are going to fuck with who they fuck with, so stop trying to chase a friend. A friend is going to always be there.”

The documentary also features directors Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel following the “Industry Baby” rapper on his Long Live Montero Tour, hanging out with Madonna, and encountering protestors outside of his concert.

In other Lil Nas X news, in an interview with Variety, the musician explained that he “truly hopes” his documentary can have a positive impact on the true representation of queer Black people.

“I know in my lifetime, while I’m here, I’m going to do my best to make the ceiling unreachable to where we can go as Black queer people,” he said.

“And I mean unreachable as, like, it can go above and beyond.

“I feel like we live in a generation where Black queer people really control culture, and they’re helping really take the world to the next level.

“And I think that’s going to have an effect on our youth watching us.”

Also on the red carpet co-director Zac Manuel had this to say about Montero, who opted to stay true and pay his respects to the black queer artists who paved the way for him to flourish in the mainstream.

“I think what was really important was that Montero himself was so transparent in his identity and also his journey toward being the fullest version of his identity that he really wanted to be,” Manuel said.

“And I think sharing that journey with us and going on that journey with his family ended up really becoming the heart of the film. He is a really intelligent and thoughtful person, and he’s able to reflect on his place as an artist in the international pop music world.

“But he’s also able to put himself in perspective as a part of a continuum of other Black queer artists and performers who came before him.

“I think his reflections on those things became the spine and the heart of the film – and it became really important to the narrative, and also to how we understand him as more than just an artist, but understand him as a person.”

The premiere of the documentary in Toronto was initially delayed after festival organizers were informed of a bomb threat specifically targeting the 24-year-old rapper “for being a Black queer artist.”

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is expected to have a formal release date in the near future.

I think this is awesome. Sometimes all you need is positive reinforcement to lead by example in order for others (particularly young black men) to live in their truth.

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