Lil X’s stardom came quickly when his hit “Old Town Road” succeeded at for nine weeks and the 20-year-old went from sleeping at his sister’s house to becoming an instant millionaire known worldwide. While Lil Nas looked to have it all, he still fell short some confidence when it came to performing for his fans and being an inspiration to since he came out on Twitter on the last day Pride month.
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Now that the Grammys are a few days away and Lil Nas has pulled in six nominations, he’s opened up to Variety about his life as late and what he hopes to be. “I hope my actions are enough to inspire other young LGBTQ children coming up to not be afraid to be themselves, but I feel pressure to be a role model for the community,” he said coming out. Before he told the world about his ***uality he didn’t let anyone know, except his father. “We have become closer,” he said their relationship. “I mean, especially now because I don’t have anything to hide. It was a shock for him. It’s still the beginning phase. I’m not comfortable bringing a guy around yet.”
Looking at the year ahead, Lil Nas wants to own his stage presence instead just doing karaoke for fans. “I hope to have an album done by the middle this year, mostly because I want to go on tour,” he added. “This generation supports the artists themselves more than the music, and I want to meet my fans. I want to put together an actual show and not just do karaoke on stage.”