Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/@lilnasx
Lil Nas X has discussed some of the pitfalls of being one of the world's biggest pop stars, from dating to dealing with trolls.
The 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' singer opened up on the subjects in an interview for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, out now.
The star, who came out publicly as gay in 2019, admitted he fears potential boyfriends are "using" him as a "stepping stone."
"I can't just stop meeting people because of this fear"
"I've honestly gotten to this point where I'm just like, okay, I hope this person actually likes me for me [and] isn't trying to use me as a stepping stone.
"I've just got to a point where it's like well, even if they are [using me], then that's a lesson learned. I can't just stop meeting people because of this fear."
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Addressing online trolls - including conservative critics of his 'Montero' video, which saw the 22-year-old pole dance down to Hell to give the devil a lapdance - Lil Nas said: "When I first got famous, I would block everybody [who was abusive.]
"But now it's like, okay, cool. For me, I would rather somebody hate the s*** out of me when they're talking about me rather than not say anything at all, because that's giving more power to my name."
The 'Panini' singer's interview follows his recent Instagram Q&A in which he talked about top and bottom culture.
"I get this question a lot," he said. "I’ve never been a bunk bed kinda guy, I like king-sized beds, I like queen-sized beds.
"But for real, all jokes aside, with this top and bottom s**t in the gay community, it has become a huge form of misogyny, and it’s like how you n****s misogynists? You’re all gay, you’re f*****s. We’re all f*****s.”
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