LIL Nas X

Escrito por el 21/04/2016

Lil Nas X’s Current Level of Comfort Was Inspired by Two Unique Entertainers

It is no secret that rapper Lil Nas X is taking the industry by storm with his catchy tunes and captivating visuals. After coming out, he became a beacon of representation for his young queer fans. Following the release of his most recent single, “Holiday,” the entertainer opened up about two people who influenced his creativity to be comfortable with who he is.

Lil Nas X’s Current Level of Comfort Was Inspired by Two Unique Entertainers

It is no secret that rapper Lil Nas X is taking the industry by storm with his catchy tunes and captivating visuals. After coming out, he became a beacon of representation for his young queer fans. Following the release of his most recent single, “Holiday,” the entertainer opened up about two people who influenced his creativity to be comfortable with who he is.

The Creator 

Lil Nas X talked about where he found the inspiration and courage to become the global superstar he is today. At the end of pride month 2019 Lil Nas X made the decision to come out and celebrate his identity. In the interview he explains artists like Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator influenced him to live freely.

Lil Nas X mentioned those artists made it easier for him to be who is and be comfortable with who he is as a person.

Lil Nas X specifically mentions one of Frank Ocean’s singles “Provider” as a “special” song that got him through a prior relationship, calling the Channel Orange singer “amazing.”

How Lil Nas X made the decision to come out 

In the interview, Lil Nas X describes his growing popularity as a catalyst for making the decision to come out as gay.

He explained, “I’m already moving forward and I’m becoming more free with everything I do, so let’s take this to the next level and do this.” Given his platform and position as an artist able to transcend multiple genres in the music industry, Lil Nas X was able to move past any doubts about coming out to become a beacon of light for future generations, stating “Because the day before I was like, ‘D*mn, should I really do this? …And I’m, ‘No, this is definitely what I should do.’ Especially given my platform, where I am, the communities that I stand in between.”

The upcoming debut studio album 

When discussing his highly anticipated studio album, while brief, Lil Nas X mentioned he has been working with many people on the project, including someone who he did not name and remained coy about.  “Very, very popular singer, male, and he’s a record-breaker.” We’ll soon learn who this person’s identity is, as Lil Nas X’s first album is expected sometime in the near future.


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