Lil Nas X is among the greatest music stars on the planet, with the hit “Previous City Highway” and his new album “Montero.” The singer-songwriter (whose actual identify is Montero Lamar Hill) talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about reinventing himself, his childhood, and his love of social media, in an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning,” to be broadcast January 2 on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.
Lil Nas X advised Smith he was by no means actually super-close to both of his mother and father, and he is at all times felt like “a lone particular person.”
He mentioned he finds consolation in social media: “That was most likely one of many first locations the place I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, that is for me,'” he mentioned.
He advised Smith Twitter has been like his dwelling: “It is like my precise household … I’ve change into nearer with individuals who I met on-line than individuals who I’ve met in actual life.
“I’ve realized the methods of the web,” he added. “I’ve realized how you can go viral, and what to remain out of.”
To look at Lil Nas X carry out “Previous City Highway” (that includes Billy Ray Cyrus), click on on the video participant beneath:
The artist additionally talked with Smith about his songwriting; his transformation (and the transformation of his work) since “Previous City Highway” hit large; and the way he celebrates his sexuality as a homosexual male singer.
“I really feel like I am rather more ‘on the market’ with it,” he mentioned. “It is at all times been: ‘Okay, you are homosexual, this must be sanitized,’ [or] ‘Homosexual, however let’s not embrace something sexual.’ It is like, ‘Be homosexual with out being homosexual.'”
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