Lil Nas X sat down for an interview with BBC America where he revealed that he is taking the backlash after coming out as gay, in his stride.

The "Old Town Road" rapper revealed that he had never planned on coming out before but told the show - “I don’t want to live my entire life … not doing what I want to do.”

Lil Nas X revealed that he has already been receiving backlash but is not taking it too seriously:

“Learning the internet over the past couple years, you know, I used to be that person, being negative, so it’s like, I’m not angry or anything because it’s like I understand, you know, how they just want that reaction, but I’m just gonna joke back with ’em, so.” 

The interview trended online after he got up and walked in front of the cameras while the show was still on air.