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Lil Nas X has the best response to Pastor Troy’s homophobic rant

The rapper tried to make fun of Lil Nas X’s Grammys outfit.


Eilish O'Sullivan


Posted on Jan 29, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:44 pm CDT

Pastor Troy seems to think outfit selection is what makes or breaks getting a Grammy award. The Atlanta rapper took a dig a Lil Nas X, a two-time Grammy winner, on Instagram Wednesday.

At Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, Lil Nas sported an all-electric pink cowboy ensemble by Versace.

“Welp, Guess I won’t be winning a GRAMMY…If this what I gotta wear,” Troy wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of Lil Nas in the Grammys get-up.

The 20-year-old artist was nominated for six awards, and he took home two for “Old Town Road”: best music video and best pop duo/group performance.

Troy, 42, then continued his homophobic rant by alleging that LGBTQ people “love to push this shit on our kids” and something about Applebees being too gay for him.

People online were quick to point out that an outfit is not what’s stopping Troy from winning a Grammy–or even being nominated for one, for that matter.

Lil Nas saw a viral tweet featuring Troy’s post and responded beautifully.

“Damn i look good in that pic on god,” he wrote.


This isn’t the first time Lil Nas has had to defend himself against homophobic trolls. After some decided to make homophobic “Old Town Road” jokes when he came out in June of 2019, he tweeted that “‘Old Town Road’ is literally about horses.”


H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Jan 29, 2020, 8:47 pm CST