Lil Nas X’s decision to come out as gay in 2019 not only changed the landscape for LGBTQIA+ artists in the music industry, but it also had a personal impact on his relationship with his brother. In the new documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, Tramon Hill, the singer’s brother, reveals that Lil Nas X’s coming out story made him consider his own identity and eventually come out as bisexual.
Tramon Hill, Bisexuality And Lil Nas X’s Influence
Lil Nas X’s brother Tramon Hill opened up about how his sibling’s coming-out story inspired him to discover his identity and to come out as bisexual himself. The 24-year-old, who is two years younger than Lil Nas X, shared his story in the Grammy-winning rapper’s new documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday night.
In the film, Hill notes, “My brother really opened doors for a lot of people. 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.” The Old Town Road performer’s brother later explained that he was worried about losing important relationships in his life because of his sexuality, but Lil Nas X’s support gave him the confidence to come out.
“If you f— with me, you f— with me. If you don’t, you don’t. Bye. Get out of my presence. I don’t need you. At the end of the day, people are going to f— with who they f— with, so stop trying to chase a friend. A friend is going to always be there.”Tramon Hill, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero
‘Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero’ Details & Information
Aside from these queer discussions, the documentary also follows Lil Nas X as he travels the country on his Long Live Montero tour, meets with Madonna and his backup dancers, faces protests from those who oppose his queer identity, gets sick backstage at a concert, and reflects on his coming out journey. Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero does not yet have a release date, but is expected to be released soon.