The brand new HBO documentary “Lil Nas X: Lengthy Stay Montero” chronicles the Grammy winner as he embarks on his debut live performance tour of the identical title. The behind-the-scenes movie consists of the Grammy winner speaking about how his household has come to not solely settle for his queerness, however embrace his sexuality. He’s even taken his dad to a homosexual bar.
“I believed [coming out] was simply going to be like an elephant within the room for a really very long time,” Lil Nas X informed me Wednesday evening on the doc’s Los Angeles premiere. “I by no means would have thought to do homosexual stuff with my dad, however he insisted. He was like, ‘No, I need to go along with you guys!’ So, yeah, that was one of the best evening ever.”
Lil Nas X’s brother, Tramon Corridor, comes out as bisexual within the movie. “I didn’t count on him to open up like that on digicam as a result of after we shot that, it was very new to him popping out to even the household. It was stunning although. He’s doing good. He’s been via so much, however he’s doing higher.”
The premiere of the documentary on HBO on Jan. 27 comes as Lil Nas X has been releasing music from his upcoming sophomore album. The primary single, “J Christ,” debuted at No. 69 on the Scorching 100 after its video generated controversy for its non secular imagery. (Within the video, the rapper performs basketball towards the Satan and attire as Noah on the Ark.) Lil Nas X, who isn’t any stranger to backlash, even took to Instagram to apologize to these he offended.
Even so, he joked on X/Twitter about “J Christ” touchdown at 69 on the charts. “We did it boys! We reached the humorous quantity,” he wrote. “Be very happy with yourselves. that is our second!”
Whereas the business reception to the music was underwhelming (by Lil Nas X requirements), the artist informed me Wednesday evening, “I’m happy with my music and the video. Everybody anticipated me to be upset or one thing. However I’m a really non secular individual. I’m grateful that I get to even be within the charts and nonetheless be within the dialog. And I’m making new music and it’s been so lengthy. So I’m grateful for that.”
As for strain main as much as the brand new album’s launch, Lil Nas X stated, “I’m a really non secular younger man. I imagine that issues are going to work out so long as I’m doing my half. I’ve by no means labored more durable on an album or performed extra in my life internally to get issues proper. I’m excited for the end result.”
He continued, “It’s going to eat. It’s going to be one thing stunning for the world.”
The “Business Child” singer additionally revealed he’s wanting into appearing alternatives. “There could also be some issues coming,” he teased. “I did take an appearing class and it felt like a remedy session. The man truthfully nearly made me cry.”