In a new interview on BBC News, Lil Nas X has discussed coming out online.

When asked about him coming out, he replied, "It’s something I was considering never doing, ever. Taking to the grave. But I don’t wanna live my entire life - especially how I got to where I’m at - not doing what I wanna do."

He added that he hopes it will open doors for other people to come out, and explained that homosexuality isn't "really accepted in either the country [or] hip-hop communities."

Earlier this week Lil Nas X clarified his sexuality on Twitter, revealing he "thought i made it obvious" after putting a rainbow on his 7 EP cover and references to his sexuality in his song "C7osure".

Lil Nas X's 7 EP is out now.