He rocked the industry with "Old Town Road" and caused havoc after releasing the music video to his "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" single, and now Lil Nas X has returned with a song that he has called his most "vulnerable" to date. The 22-year-old artist has been enjoying all that fame and riches can bring, but he still struggles with issues that he's faced since his childhood. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Nas X explained the inspiration behind his latest single, "Sun Goes Down."
"I definitely tell about some of my upbringing and it's also just a really great song," he said. "And the video goes back to my past, to 2017 Lil Nas X in his prime. Like he was at prom, working at Taco Bell, and what he did in his room, praying his sexuality away. Like all these things that I experienced that I wanted to share with my fans."
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Since ten, I been feelin' lonely
Had friends but they was pickin' on me
Always thinkin' why my lips so big
Was I too dark? Can they sense my fears?
These gay thoughts would always haunt me
I prayed God would take it from me
It's hard for you when you're fightin'
And nobody knows it when you're silent