LIL NAS X has spoken out on the recent controversy around comments made by Kevin Hart made on his sexuality in an HBO talk show.
Fans expressed outrage after Nas, real name Montero Lamar Hill, and Hart appeared on HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted together, and the comedian questioned why the Old Town Road hitmaker decided to come out.
The 20-year-old appeared in an interview with Georgia’s Hoodrich Radio! show, where he downplayed the row with Hart and told hosts DJ Scream and Moran Tha Man that he wasn’t mad at the star.
“No, I’m not mad at Kevin Hart. A lot of situations like that I don’t try and get into these situations because online I’m just here to be funny and laugh.
“So I’m not trying to put nothing, I’m not trying to say anything, because you say anything, your words get twisted, and then you’ve got to say something about that, and it’s just on and on…So no I’m not mad at Kevin Hart.
On the HBO show, Hart – who lost his role as host of the 2019 Academy Awards for posting homophobic comments in the past, interrupted Nas to say “He said he was gay, so what?” when he was about to talk about coming out, and also questioned the rapper’s statement about being taught to “hate” homosexuals.
“Kevin Hart’s rage and bitterness about anything to do with gay people is so jarring,” Vox writer Jenee Desmond Harris tweeted after the show, which was recorded before the funnyman’s recent car accident, aired, adding his comments were, “not okay.”