Who is Lil Nas X?
Montero Lamar Hill, best known by his stage name Lil Nas X, is a well-known American rapper, songwriter, and vocalist. He was born on April 9, 1999.
Old Town Road, a country rap song that first gained popularity in early 2019 and then climbed charts all over the world until receiving diamond certification in November of the same year, was his breakthrough success.
Old Town Road was the longest-reigning number-one single since the Billboard Hot 100 list’s launch in 1958. It topped the American chart for 19 weeks. The song was remixed multiple times; the most popular one included the country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.
The only artist to come out as gay while their song is at number one is Lil Nas X, whose song Old Town Road peaked at number one on the Hot 100.
Lil Nas X Early Life
Southeast of Atlanta, in the small Georgian community of Lithia Springs, Lil Nas X was born on April 9, 1999. The Mitsubishi Montero was presented to him. His mother, Shawnita Hathaway, was a stay-at-home mom, and his father, R.L. Stafford, was a gifted gospel singer.
Lamarco Hill and Tramon Hill are his two brothers. He also has two sisters, one of whom is named Bianca Hill, and three half-brothers.
When he was six years old, his parents got divorced, and he moved into the Bankhead Courts housing project with his mother and grandmother. Three years later, he relocated to the nearby town of Austell, Georgia, where he lived with his father, a gospel musician.
There is so much stuff going on in Atlanta that if I had stayed, I would have joined the wrong clique, Lil Nas X later remarked on his initial reluctance to leave. At roughly the age of 13, he began “heavily utilizing the Internet just around the time that memes started to become their own.”
During his teens, Lil Nas X used the internet, particularly Twitter, to produce memes that showcased his endearing humor and familiarity with pop culture. He struggled to come out as gay when he was a youngster and thought it was just a phase, but by the time he was 16 or 17, he had accepted it. He started playing the trumpet while he was in the fourth grade. He was the first chair by junior high but stopped out of shyness.
Lil Nas X Education
Lil Nas X graduated from Lithia Springs High School in 2017 after completing his studies there. He then applied to the University of West Georgia, where he declared a major in computer science before quitting after just one semester to pursue a career in music.
At this time, Lil Nas X lived with his sister and supported himself by working at Zaxby’s at Six Flags Over Georgia. In September 2019, he unexpectedly performed at his high school.
Lil Nas X Career
Throughout his adolescent years, Lil Nas X allegedly started to distance himself from “outside-of-class activities.” He invested a lot of time online, trying to gain a following as a web celebrity to market his work, but he had no idea where to direct his creative energy.
He said, “I originally made funny videos for Facebook before going on to Instagram and finally Twitter, where I was truly a master, in an interview with Rolling Stone. There I achieved virality for the first time. He also temporarily posted funny videos on Facebook and Vine.
Lil Nas X is said to have created and maintained many Nicki Minaj Twitter identities around this time, including one with the handle “@NasMaraj,” according to a New York Magazine investigation. For its interactive “scenario threads” in the flash fiction format that was made popular on Twitter by the dashboard tool TweetDeck, this account gained popularity in 2017.
On December 3, 2018, the country rap song “Old Town Road” was released by Lil Nas X. The Dutch producer YoungKio, who paid $30 while maintaining his anonymity on the website Beatstars, was responsible for the rhythm of the song. Nine Inch Nails’ song 34 Ghosts IV, from their sixth studio album Ghosts I-IV, is sampled (2008). On one of their “$20 Tuesdays,” he recorded for less than an hour in Atlanta’s “humble” CinCoYo studio.
On July 7, 2020, Lil Nas X declared that his debut album was “almost finished.” He also claimed that he was compiling a mixtape and was looking for beat producers to submit beats for his brand-new music. On July 10, he teased the release of the song Call Me by Your Name online.
On November 8, 2020, Lil Nas X previewed the song “Holiday,” which was made public on November 13 of that same year. Lil Nas X clothing was offered in the avatar store, and a virtual concert was held on Roblox to promote the rapper’s song.
On March 16, 2022, Lil Nas X announced his return and teased two songs from his “almost finished” new album: Down Souf Hoes with Saucy Santana and Late to the Party with YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
He also uploaded a teaser for the song Lean on My Body. On June 24, 2022, Lil Nas X premiered Late to Da Party as the album’s lead song. According to Lil Nas X, the album will be “something fun, something for the summers, something for the girls to be ready to party to.”
Lil Nas X Personal Life
In spite of not knowing whether or not his fans would embrace him, Lil Nas X came out to his sister and father at the beginning of June 2019 because he felt “the universe was prompting him to do so.” On June 30, 2019, the last day of Pride Month, he came out as gay. Some of you already know, some of you don’t care, and some of you aren’t going to [fuck with me] any longer, he wrote in a tweet. But before this month is over, I urge everyone to pay close attention to C7osure.
Lil Nas X originally made a sexual allusion in the song “c7osure,” which he later confirmed via tweets. According to Rolling Stone, the song “touches on issues like coming honest, growing up, and embracing oneself.”
The following day, he tweeted once more, emphasizing the rainbow-colored building on his EP 7’s cover art and writing, “deadass thought I made that obvious.” Lil Nas X came out as gay and acknowledged that the country and rap music communities do not readily accept homosexuality in an interview he gave on BBC Breakfast a few days later.
However, there was also a sizable amount of homophobic abuse on social media, to which Lil Nas X also responded. The majority of responses to the announcement were positive. The criticism also originated from the hip-hop community, which exposed homophobia in the genre.
Regarding the clothing Lil Nas X wore to the Grammy Awards in January 2020, the rapper Pastor Troy made homophobic comments. In response to Pastor Troy’s comments, he said, “Damn, I look beautiful in that pic on god.”
Atheist “at one point,” according to Lil Nas X, who is now “a very spiritual person in terms of the Universe, how everything works.”
Lil Nas X is not married and is not known to have a wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse.
Lil Nas X Net Worth
Sources claim that Lil Nas X presently has an estimated net worth of US$14 million, all of which came from the sale of his albums, performances at musical events, and other commercial ventures.
- Instagram handle: @Lilnasx
- Twitter handle: @Lilnasx
- Tiktok handle: @Lilnasx
- Old Town Road
- Industry Baby
- Late To Da Party
- That’s What I Want
- Sun Goes Down