Lil Nas X Wishes He Didn't "Give AF" About Criticism

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Lil Nas X attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Lil Nas X admits he's been "hoarding music for years."

While Lil Nas X continues to find success in his musical endeavors, the hitmaker isn't immune from scrutiny. In fact, he's far from it. The Georgia-born performer frequently finds himself at the center of controversy for his outward displays of sexuality, polarizing song lyrics, and more. Just recently, for example, he unveiled a snippet of an upcoming track in which he recalls some of his early sexual experiences. As expected, it had most listeners up in arms, though a few did come to his defense.

According to Lil Nas X, concerns that his music won't do well tend to hold him back, and even prevent him from releasing it altogether. Earlier this week, he took to Instagram to vent to his followers, also unveiling a few new snippets. He described being frustrated over these fears and expressed wishes to simply stop caring so much.

Lil Nas X Reveals He's Been "Hoarding Music For Years"

"Been hoarding music for years smh i hate my relationship with fear of my songs not doing well and perception," he captioned the post. "I wish i could just release music and not give af!. anyways enough venting…what’s you guys top 2 of these snippets ??" Of course, commenters are rallying behind Lil Nas X and his vulnerable admission. As for the snippets, listeners hope for all of the full tracks to be released sometime soon.

Sadly, the "Industry Baby" artist isn't alone in these feelings either, as Cardi B also recently opened up about similar concerns. She apologized to her fans for "losing" herself amid criticism, noting how she's only human. What do you think of Lil Nas X revealing that he's been "hoarding" unheard songs for years? Are you surprised? What about him wishing he could release it without fear that it won't do well? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.