Lil Nas X Chronicles His Life Story On TikTok
Lil Nas X has never shied away from being honest about his rapid rise to fame, and like any comedian, he often uses humour to cope with the hardships he’s endured throughout his life.
He took to TikTok to talk about his journey and his rise to fame. He revealed the struggles he overcame in his life to get to where he is now.
The first part, which he released last week, tells of his initial excitement at being the first in his family to go to college.
In 2018, according to the TikTok, he began making music and released his first mixtape: Nasarati.
After his grandmother’s passing, his battle with depression, and his feelings of isolation in college, he dropped out and moved in with his sister.
However, things started going downhill. While going through this, he also mentioned the domestic violence he suffered at the hands of one of his siblings.
In Part II of the series, he details the road to “Old Town Road.” He talks about his determination to promote the song on his own with what little money he had.
After saying no to other record labels that only wanted his song, he signed with Columbia Records in 2019.
In the same year that he signed with Columbia Records, he moved into his own apartment, adopted two dogs, and had enough money that he could afford rehab for his mom.
It was during this period that he came out as gay and people were surprised and happy.
Then, he bravely shared some of the incidences that led up to him contemplating suicide. he wrote:
“I found myself in a hotel room contemplating ending it all — but I didn’t,”
The TikTok has generated lots of comments and reactions for people. Many glad he spoke about his struggles and a motivation to them to do same.
Montero Lamar Hill known as Lil Nas X is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single “Old Town Road”, which first achieved viral popularity on the social media app TikTok in early 2019 before climbing music charts internationally and becoming diamond certified by November of that same year.