In a recent interview with Billboard, he also breaks down what it was like winning two Grammys.
Rising country music star Lil Nas X has opened up about his latest song, his highly anticipated next album and more in his newest interview.
He recently chatted with Billboard about what it was like performing at the recent Grammy Awards (he won two), his love for fashion and also why he collaborated with Nas on the “Rodeo” Remix. Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 last August. It also stayed at the No. 1 spot for 17 weeks.
On winning two Grammys:
“I’m trying to come up with words other than “amazing” and “incredible,” because I’m tired of using those. But it feels like a dream come true!”
On working with Nas on the “Rodeo” Remix:
“It came together maybe a month and a half ago, but it was something I’ve been sitting on for a little bit. I thought it would be its own moment for hip-hop. Just to have that whole [idea] of “Nas doesn’t like Lil Nas” perish. It was dope of him to hop on the song. The best advice he told me was to “keep your foot on their necks.”
“When I first started, it wasn’t that big of a deal to me. Mainly because I couldn’t afford it. But slowly it became a big part of my brand and will become bigger as more people start to take notice. I feel like it’s another great way to express yourself — and it’s another one of those things that make an icon, you know? I’m not really a person who likes a specific designer. I like specific styles or ways that something is made — not a line of things.”
Lil Nas X closes out the feature by addressing what fans can anticipate from him this year. “I hope to have my album finished by this year, and have it out this year. I also want to have a lot of new music videos come out.”
Head over to Billboard’s website to read the entire feature.
Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind @robyn_mowatt.