Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X On Why It 'Feels Good To Prove People Wrong'
Lil Nas X is commending the accomplishment of his most recent tune, "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)," and refuting his haters.
The Atlanta rapper — whose genuine name is Montero Lamar Hill — is highlighted on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Pride issue and in the going with meet distributed Tuesday, he said that discovering accomplishment in the midst of analysis is one of his "main impetuses."
"Montero" appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 graph a month ago. The music video — in which Lil Nas X gives Satan a lap dance — incited homophobic comments, and the arrival of restricted edition "Satan Shoes" he promoted drew criticism from South Dakota's Republican lead representative, Kristi Noem, and different traditionalists.
"I'm appreciative," the 22-year-old told EW, referring to "Montero" diagramming at No. 1. "However, it additionally feels great to refute individuals. It's one of my main impetuses."
diversion week after week 🍡🤍 pic.twitter.com/nlnIVRLBga—no 🏹 (@LilNasX) May 4, 2021
In April 2019, Lil Nas X surprised the web with the release of the video for his breakout country trap tune "Old Town Road" including Billy Ray Cyrus. After the first form of the track was eliminated from the Hot Country Songs list, it created discussions about prejudice in the down home music industry.
In July of that year, "Old Town Road" broke the record for having the longest-running streak at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 graph.
Lil Nas X disclosed to EW that, from that point forward, he confronted a ton incredulity, with individuals saying, "'Oh, he'll never do that again. Expectation he sets aside his cash.'"
The rapper, who came out as gay in July 2019, disclosed to EW that he is centered around developing as a musician, sharing a greater amount of himself through his music, and not fearing "estranging" his straight fanbase.
In March, Lil Nas X posted an passionate letter routed to his 14-year-old self about coming out, saying that he expected to help "open entryways for some other strange individuals to just exist."
pic.twitter.com/F8EE7pGVS8—no 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
Recently, the artist prodded the debut of another tune when he shared a post declaring his forthcoming appearance as a melodic visitor on "Saturday Night Live."
Saturday Night LiveMONTERO + NEW SONG 5/22 🧡🥵 pic.twitter.com/DZwaWq4cWN—no 🏹 (@LilNasX) May 3, 2021
Peruse the whole EW story here.