Troye Sivan is a gay artist whose songs are for gay people. But the singer who blooms wouldn’t be able to flaunt and celebrate his sexuality if others didn’t break down barriers first.
In a new interview with Evening Standard magazine, Sivan credits Lil Nas X for challenging the expectations for how pop stars are supposed to act.“Pop music has an incredible potential and power to reach so many people,” he said. “I think it’s super important that art represents how we’re feeling and that you see people that look like you.
I take that quite seriously. That’s why I’m so inspired by someone like Lil Nas X and how unapologetic he is. I hope he realizes how unbelievably influential he’s been.”Lil Nas X has been shattering norms since he traveled down “Old Town Road,” and found himself giving Satan a lap dance.
Most recently, he celebrated his 24th birthday by posting a Playboy-inspired magazine cover shoot.The provocative pop sensation graced the cover of “Batty Boy,” complete with Playboy-style bunny ears and a collar.