Kevin Hart and the LGBTQ community go together like razor blades and rubbing alcohol. And for whatever reason, Kev ripped the Band-Aid off to re-open the wound he inflicted earlier this year after his Oscar-gate apology tour tanked terribly. Hopefully, while he recovers from a recent car accident, he’ll have time to think about how he uses his words from now on. Conversely, everyone’s new favorite hero is country rap star Lil Nas X who horse kicked homophobes everywhere in the balls when he boldly announced he was gay. Though he has received generally positive feedback, you know there’s always some asshole out there wagging their shame finger to push the culture back by 1000 years. Many on Twitter, home of the “Not Up In Here!” crowd, believe that Kevin Hart was once again up to his old gay-hating tricks during a conversation with Lil Nas X about sexuality and growing up in the hood.
Hot New Hip Hop reports that during a segment of LeBron James’ HBO Show The Shop: Uninterrupted, the subject of Lil Nas X’s hugely successful single Old Town Road came up, and of course he was asked why would he come out as gay while his song is still super successful. Kev was there as well, probably still trying to clean up his image after most of the LGBTQ community cancelled him. However, Lil Nas X kept it all the way 100 revealing how he was taught to hate the LGBTQ community while growing up, to which Kev broke out those stellar Jumanji acting skills to hit everyone with the confused Scooby Doo face.
LNX said that growing up, he and basically everyone is conditioned to believe that homosexuality is wrong. Hart didn’t understand the statement though, pressing him on why he believes that. “Come on now,” said Nas X calmly. “If you really from the hood, you know.” He went on to explain that he wasn’t looking for attention, noting that since his song was on top of the world, it just made sense to make the announcement at that time.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 4, 2019
Kev must not have read the signs around the studio that boldly claim it’s The Shop: UNINTERRUPTED, because he couldn’t wait to interrupt Lil Nas X and act like homophobia isn’t a thing that exists anymore. Twitter, of course, had their knuckles cracked and fingers hovering over their keyboards ready for a hot plate of roasted Hart. Because they wasted no time putting Jokey Smurf in his place.
lil nas x showed admirable resolve there — that he shouldn’t have had to, it should be said — but what i really liked was how he took the steam out of kevin hart with that “if you were really from the hood, you would know.”
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) September 4, 2019
I’ve watched the clip several times now and Kevin really comes off poorly here. “He’s gay; so what!” took away Lil Nas X’s ability to say it first for himself and an attempt TO ME to derail and downplay the convo. Like “We know! No need to discuss it. Move on.” It’s not cool.
— April (@ReignOfApril) September 4, 2019
Lil Nas X should not have been put in that situation with those dusty ugly assholes. Y’all had him on this to question why he came out? And then to gaslight him and to pretend like being gay is accepted? Tf is wrong with y’all
— Hoe-se of House Targaryen 🐉🔥🇵🇷 (@_AvatarFiguero) September 4, 2019
Shouts to Lil Nas X for keeping his composure while schooling all those old dudes about shit they already knew in the first place. And I hope Kev didn’t throw out his old “I’m Sorry!” script from earlier this year, because he’s once again pissed everyone off and may have to revive the apology tour. Then again, at this point, maybe Kev should just start every sentence with, “My bad“, as a disclaimer just in case he offends someone with what he says next (SPOILER: he will).