Lil Nas X - Biography
Last Modified: Oct 4, 2022
|Born on :
|April 9, 1999 (age 24)
|Birth Name /
|Montero Lamar Hill
|Atlanta, Georgia, USA
|1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
|72 kg (158.73 lb)
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Who is Lil Nas X?
Lil Nas X is a rapper, singer, and songwriter by profession, and American by nationality. He came famous via Twitter and is best known for his country-rap single Old Town Road.
Lil Nas X – Age, Parents, Siblings
Lil Nas X was born as Montero Lamar Hill on April 9, 1999. His birthplace is Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His father R.L. Stafford is a gospel singer while his mother's name is Shawnita Hathaway. Since his parents separated when he was 5 years old, he was raised mostly by his father. Lil Nas X does not have a close relationship with his mother as she is also a drug addict.
He grew up alongside his ten siblings. Lamarco Hill and Tramon Hill are his full brothers. His half-siblings from his mother's side are Shaquisha Hill and Bianca Hill and his half-siblings from his father's side are Robert Sleepy, Ashley Stafford, and Labrock Anderson.
In a 2019 phone interview with Time, he said,
“My dad initially was like…there’s a million rappers in this industry. They wanted me to go back to school.”
He went on to explain that before fame, everything was very stressful. He would go to his sister’s house to promote his music before coming back home and sleep three hours a day on the floor because he knew his parents were mad at him for dropping out of school in 2018.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Lil Nas X – Boyfriend, Relationship
Lil Nas X revealed in June 2018 that he never has had a girlfriend. On June 27, 2019, which also is World Pride Day, he revealed that his sexual orientation is gay. He is yet to share details of his boyfriend.
Although he was taught by his father that being a homosexual is not okay, his father eventually accepted his son's sexuality after coming out in 2019. His father and sister are the two people who had come out first.
He dated Yai Ariza, his backup dancer. He and his boyfriend started dating in August 2021. However, in October 2021, Lil Nas X confirmed that they had broken up.
Lil Nas X – Career
Lil Nas X began his career as an internal personality on Twitter. His Nicki Minaj fan account NasMaraj had already gained much popularity. Furthermore, he began to make a name for himself for his viral tweets and another fan page FactsAboutNM. With an established fan base, he began to make music.
His song yeehaw caught fire as a meme on TikTok. In the video-sharing app, the young rapper’s song was used by millions to make videos while the hashtag #yeehaw also began trending.
In 2018, Lil Nas X began uploading his songs to SoundCloud. On July 24, 2018, he released a mixtape titled Nasarati. On December 3, 2018, he released the country rap song Old Town Road. As #yeehaw challenge had already gone viral, the song too went viral in early 2019. The song reached #1 on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music as well as debuted on Billboard Hot 100 at number 83, climbing at 15.
By April 9, 2019, his song had reached number 1 on Billboard Hot 100!
Old Town Road also peaked at no 36 in Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at number 19 in Hot Country Songs. He signed with Columbia Records at end of March 2019 after the CEO of the company, Ron Perry contacted him.
Source: YouTube (Lil Nas X's music video for Old Town Road)
The song, which has a mix of rap and country music was played by Texas Tech during the March Madness win.
Justin Bieber, Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley has co-signed with Lil Nas X and he also has collaborated with Billy Ray Cyrus in Old Town Road’s remix, released on April 5.
Lil Nas X – Controversy
Lil Nas X’s song Old Town Road was controversially removed from Hot Country Songs in March 2019. Since then he has received support from Country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus via a tweet.
His fan account NasMaraj has since been suspended along with similar fan accounts for violating spam policies, although traces of it can be found online.
Following the controversial removal, he has received public support from stars like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.
Source: Instagram (Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X)
Lil Nas X – Net Worth, Salary
Lil Nas X’s net worth has been estimated to be around $7 million but the figure for his annual salary is not known.
Lil Nas X – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media, he is present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube with millions of followers.
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