Lil Nas X Claims Nicki Minaj Stan Account Is A "Big Misunderstanding"

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Lil Nas X denies that he was behind a Nicki Minaj stan account.

Lil Nas X became one of the hottest names in music in the past few weeks due to his country-trap record, "Old Town Road." The song itself became a topic of conversation after Billboard decided that it doesn't qualify as a country record. The controversy surrounding the already-viral track helped it propel from #15 to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 which it could remain at next week. However, after the song blew up, there were numerous reports claiming that he previously ran a Nicki Minaj page which his team denied. Now, the rapper's opened up about the alleged account, calling speculation that he was behind the @NasMaraj account as a "big misunderstanding."

Lil Nas X spoke to NPR and attempted to clarify reports that he was indeed a Barb once upon a time. 

"It's like a big misunderstanding and it's not one that I even want to give the time, because I'm never putting someone as the face of my career," he said. "So I don't even speak on it. I just don't even acknowledge it, really. I know even more things are being made up and they're gonna be out there. It is disappointing when a big blog will post something without me talking about it but, I mean, it happens."

Last week, NY Mag published an article which included some strong evidence suggesting otherwise. The publication compared the URLs for Lil Nas X's former account which is seemingly connected to the alleged Nicki Minaj stan account.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.