Lil Nas X is in love and he doesn’t care who knows it.
The “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” rapper gushed about his new boyfriend — whom he hasn’t named — telling VMan magazine in an interview published Thursday that this relationship he’s in is “one of the best.”
“I’m really happy about it, and it all just feels natural,” Lil Nas X shared. “It’s effortless.”
The “Industry Baby” performer, 22, shared that he met his boyfriend “around the time” he performed on “Saturday Night Live” in May but didn’t immediately start dating. It’s unclear when things turned romantic.
Lil Nas X told Variety in its 2021 Power of Young Hollywood Issue released last week that he feels his boyfriend is “the one.”
“I’ve found someone special now,” he shared. “I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling.”
Fans have speculated that the “Rodeo” performer is dating backup dancer Yai Ariza because the pair have packed on the PDA in various TV appearances. Ariza licked Lil Nas X’s neck during his performance of “Montero” on “SNL.”
The Colombian-born dancer proudly shared the moment on his Instagram, writing, “This moment right here Yes, It’s me licking @lilnasx Neck.”
The duo then broke the internet by becoming the first male entertainers to share a kiss on the lips onstage during Lil Nas X’s performance at the 2021 BET Awards in June.
“Thank you so much @lilnasx & @itsbankhead for make me part of this historic and iconic moment for our community!” Ariza wrote on his Instagram afterward.