In a new interview with The Guardian, Lil Nas X has spoken about him coming out as gay, and how he wants to support the LGBT community.

Discussing his decision to reveal his sexuality publicly, Lil Nas X says, "The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret."

Lil Nas X adds that now he's come out, he "100% want[s] to represent the LGBT community." He adds, "I don’t want to encourage them to do something they don’t 100% want to do. Especially in, like, middle school or high school. Because it’s just super hard."

He goes on to explain his situation, "It’s easier for me. I’m not depending on anybody. There’s no one who’s going to kick me out of the house – nobody to start treating me shitty."

On how his family treats him now, Lil Nas X says, "My family knows now. But it’s not something that’s ever brought up or we speak about. We’re quiet on it. Nobody’s like, 'Oh, you got a boyfriend?'"

Lil Nas X is yet to follow up his 7 EP. In January he released a new remix of "Rodeo" featuring Nas.