Lil Nas X is a breakout star with his hit "Old Town Road." He won two MTV VMAs and the song remained No. 1
The panel asked Lil Nas X to explain why he came out as gay
Interruption has rotating guests of famous entertainers, entrepreneurs and athletes. The last episode featured Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Love, C.J. McCollum and Charlamagne tha God. After discussing Lil Nas X's hit music, Paul Rivera, the co-creator of the series, announced Lil Nas X's message that he was gay.
“He said he was gay! And what? " exclaimed Hart .
"It's not about who cares. That is really my question, " said Rivera . "Why did you think she needed to come out and say that?"
Lil Nas X begins explaining his reasoning . "It's not like being forced. It's just this knowledge, as I grow up, I grow to hate this sh **. "
Before he could finish his explanation, Hart interrupted him . "I Hate What?"
"Homosexuality, gay people. Come on now, if you're really hooded, you know. To me, "the cool dude with the song" – on top of that – to say it another time, I do it for the attention in my eyes, " explained to Lil Nas X . "But if you do this while you're on top, you know it's real, and it shows that it doesn't really matter."
The exchange between Lil Nax X and Kevin Hart went viral on Twitter
The stock video has received a lot of attention on social media. Some Twitter users have felt that the conversation is more about Hart and does not like that Lil Nax X is put in a position where he has to explain the homophobia of other men. Others cited Hart's previous homophobic tweets and accused the comedian of ignition.
"The emotional and intellectual work that should be spent explaining not only the effects but also the existence of homophobia for men older than it is more than discouraging. Remember that gas lighting is violence, "wrote a Twitter user written .
" Kevin Harr's reaction t to Lil Nas X reminds me of what I see from men in my own family and it is disturbing. And when you try to call them, they turn off and try to light you, " writes . "He said he was gay. So what!" Kevin Hart knows exactly what "so what" is here and why a young black boy will shut down his sexuality until he believes it's safe. Why not just listen, give it a go on @LilNasX space and reverence to tell his own story … https://t.co/8nY9cHPftP photos19459011Rits – GOLDI E. (@goldietaylor) September 4, 2019
Kevy Hart was accused of homophobia in the past
This is not the first time Hart was accused of homophobia. Between 2009 and 2011, Hart released a series of homophobic tweets. After Hart took a job hosting the Academy Awards for 2019, the Tweets reappeared. At first, Hart refused to apologize. This led to more anger from the LGBTQ community until Hart stepped down from hosting and issued an official apology.
After the exchange, Hart offered words of support to Lil Nax X. The comedian reassured Lil Nas X that he should not feel pressured to defend himself. Even so, some viewers have questioned Hart's sincerity over his earlier statements. Others have noticed the way Lil Nas X appeared to be the only man in the room comfortable with LGBTQ topics.
"Proof that 20 year old lil nas x has more maturity than these 35+ year old men," writes a Twitter user .