Lil Nas X is determined to leave behind his ways of “pleasing people” so that he can become a “legend” within the music industry.
After the success of the country rap single Old Town Road, Nas dropped singles including Montero (Call Me by Your Name) and Industry Baby.
While openly gay Nas has sparked controversy with some of his provocative videos and stage performances, he has no desire to tone down his personality.
“Honestly, I believe the pandemic has helped me get out of the idea of trying to please everyone, and the idea of ’He’s a cool homosexual, he’s an okay homosexual'” , the star said in an interview with Variety. “I used to see things like that as a compliment, but it doesn’t. It just means that you like people and they never become legends. I wanted to be even more authentic. in my music and letting people come into my life. I’m a lot more confident now – in my music, myself, my sexuality, the things that I believe I stand for. “
And while social critics in the US called out the decidedly weird themes depicted in the video for Nas Montero’s hit song (Call Me by Your Name), the singer revealed that the clip’s release actually had it. closer to his father.
“People were definitely talking to him online, but I feel like after the (controversial) videos is when my dad became the most supportive of me,” he explained. “Before that, it was something we never really talked about. But after giving it a while, he believed in me even more. I mean, it wasn’t that reaction when he had to. first (seen the video) but you know we got there! “