Lil Nas X is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his breakthrough single “Old Town Road”, which achieved viral popularity on TikTok before reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019. Prior to his musical career, Lil Nas X worked in online marketing and as a social media manager.
Lil Nas X’s music is often described as a fusion of country and hip hop, with elements of trap and emo rap. His debut EP, titled “Nasir”, was released in 2018. In 2019, he released his first full-length album, “Long Live the Kings”.
Please create an orderly queue, gentlemen: Lil Nas X has announced that he is no longer single. On September 28, the rapper behind the smash “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (and that stunning gold cape at the Met Gala) stated that he had just ended a relationship. (This summer, he was dating dancer Yai Ariza, who played his on-screen love interest in the music video for “That’s What I Want,” and he told Andy Cohen they’re still friends.) But who has Lil Nas X dated except Ariza? Let’s look into it.
Though he’s not hesitant when it comes to steamy songs (and much hotter dancing movements), Lil Nas X has kept his love history under wraps for the most part. He’s obviously dated in the past — the now-22-year-old told Variety that his first meaningful romance happened while he was in high school, at the age of 18 — but the identities of the guys he’s dated are unknown.
He told the magazine, “I didn’t act on anything until high school — well, middle school, but then high school.” “I’ve had some nice and some horrible partners.” Many of them were emotionally unavailable or had a great deal of insecurity.” While he’s now an LGBTQ+ legend, Lil Nas X didn’t come out publicly until Pride Month 2019 (with a rainbow-covered Tweet, no less), which might explain why his past relationships were kept hidden.
In April 2020, he told The Guardian, “The honest fact is, I planned to die with the secret.” “However, when I became Lil Nas X, everything changed.” He went on to explain that he now “100% [wants] to represent the LGBT community,” but that he is aware of the pressures and difficulties that come with coming out. “It’s more convenient for me,” he explained. “I’m not reliant on anyone.” There’s no one who’s going to throw me out of the house – no one who’s going to start abusing me.”
Ariza, his most recent ex, is a Colombian dancer who lives in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X told VMan last summer that their relationship was “natural” and “effortless.” He subsequently told Cohen, “I’m still very much in love, but I’m, like, trying to manage it,” alluding to his divorce from Ariza (and making our hearts ache, just a little bit). In terms of future beaus, Lil Nas X is unlikely to find a new guy very soon. “All I want to do is focus on music,” he explained. “And every once in a blue moon, you know, maybe I’ll kiss a guy.” We don’t know about Lil Nas X’s dating history or future, but we wish him the best in the present.
Lil Nas X is a Grammy-nominated, record-breaking rapper whose first track is still stuck in our minds three years later, therefore he’s undoubtedly wealthy. He’s so wealthy that he’d be a millionaire even if he’d never released Montero and instead released “Old Town Road.” But, exactly, how much money does Lil Nas X have? Let’s get started. Enough to get him a position on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, a nice residence in Los Angeles, and numerous pairs of Satan Sneakers.
How much did Lil Nas X make from “old town road”?
Again, you are simply not prepared. Before we get into the details, please know that Lil Nas spent only $50 on this song: $30 on the beat from producer YoungKio and $20 on recording at Atlanta studio CinCoYo. Keep that in mind as we go forward since it makes his earnings even more incredible. According to Forbes, when the song was at its zenith of popularity in 2020, Lil Nas X earned an estimated $14 million pretax from it. Obviously, since Forbes’ 2020 “30 Under 30” list was released, this amount has undoubtedly climbed, but the point is that he went from a $50 investment to a $14 million profit.