You don’t get to dominating the Billboard Scorching 100 charts for 19 weeks straight with out selecting up a bit of information alongside the way in which. So for our “Truly Me” sequence, GQ’s Breakout of the 12 months Lil Nas X broke out his typing spurs and started working demystifying a few of life’s greatest questions on Twitter, Instagram, Wikipedia, and Reddit. Questions like, “Why does Lil Nas X have higher media coaching than Scarlett Johanssen?” and “Can Lil Nas X sing with out Autotune?”
Not solely can Lil Nas X sing with out Autotune, he may also whistle the “Jeopardy” theme music on cue. However these chops haven’t gone to his head—he’s nonetheless striving for collabs with artists he admires, like SZA, Drake, Rico Nasty, an unique music with DaBaby, and Lil Uzi Vert. “I didn’t obtain Uzi’s verse [for Old Town Road],” he confesses. “Perhaps sooner or later, however nah. Unhappy, unhappy, unhappy, unhappy.”
He was, nevertheless, in a position to lastly disclose why he would name somebody a “panini”:
“Panini is a personality from a TV present referred to as Chowder. She represents followers who love you whilst you’re small, however do not love you once you get to a sure top of success, just about.”
He dropped a pair different information gems. Take his enlightened breakdown of how he makes cash: “Nas make music about horse. Nas make music about sandwich. Cash come.” Maybe probably the most good bombshell of the interview is his revelation that the “X” in his title is, in truth, a mannequin quantity. “I’m the 10th model of Lil Nas,” he confesses. “After they have been making us within the manufacturing facility, we simply got here out this fashion.”
Try the remainder of Lil Nas X’s sensible phrases, like his hyper-streamlined skincare routine and his early-terminated trumpet profession, under. Then learn Caroline McCloskey’s profile of 2019’s breakout music maker.
Lil Nas X Goes Undercover on Reddit, Twitter and Instgram