Rap star Lil Nas X is thinking way bigger than just outside the box. The hip-hop star has vowed to keep pushing the envelope and create an epic follow-up to his “Montero” and “Sun Goes Down” music videos.
Lil Nas X Has ‘Crazier’ Ideas In His Head
In a new interview, X didn’t hold back on thinking bigger and better than his most recent releases. Nas said he planned to keep the momentum going and deliver an even more jaw-dropping visual.
The 22-year-old is set to release a new album, “Montero,” this summer. He has already laid the foundation for his debut with two successful singles, including the tender “Sun Goes Down.” He anticipates his next release will bring something new. “I want to do something in a different lane that’s crazier,” Lil Nas X said of what he envisions for his next music video. “I’m not sure what yet… “But that’s for when I make a main single or something.” (Variety)
Lil Nas X Overcomes Painful Prom Night
Earlier in the month, X dropped his “Sun Goes Down” music video to the masses. The Take A Daytrip, Omar Fedi and Roy Lonzo-produced must-hear comes packed with all types of signature Nas sounds. But he takes things over the edge going with dark thoughts and feelings of non-acceptance while growing up and coming into himself.
In the inspirational visual for his latest single, a meditative Nas reflects on his life and meteoric rise before time traveling back to 2017 to visit his younger self. A teenage Nas was someone “who’s struggling inside, hating himself & doesn’t want to live anymore,” and his adult self arrives to assure him that there’s light, and acceptance, on the other side if he just accepts himself first. The cinematic visual, which includes a cameo from Nas’ father R. L. Stafford, follows Nas from his actual old job at Taco Bell, into the lonely hallways of high school and through an emotional night at prom. The video concept was created by Lil Nas X himself, and he also co-directed the visual with Psycho Films.
The video also features a scholarship winner with direct connections to X’s life journey.
As part of a larger partnership with Taco Bell, real-life employee and Shift Supervisor Andrew German is also featured in the video. This was a dream for Andrew, who recently won a $25,000 Live Más Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation to pursue his passion for dance and sees Lil Nas X’s path from burritos to Billboard charts as an inspiration.
Lil Nas X’s ‘Sun Goes Down’
A few days prior, X hit up his social media pages to get followers hyped. Without providing much context, Lil Nas said his new anthem would drop this Friday.
“SUN GOES DOWN 5•21 💧 PRESAVE LINK IN BIO”
X Finally Has A Driver’s License
A few days ago, Lil Nas shared a snapshot of his new driver’s license. X geeked out about being 22 and finally legally able to drive.
“I DID IT GUYS! 🚗🤓😏”