Lil Nas X divides fans with surprising new Prince-inspired look while announcing ‘the greatest album of all time’
Prince – sorry, Lil Nas X divided the internet with a new look at the Billboard Music Awards.
But, he more than made up for it by confirming his new album – “the greatest of all time” – is finally on its way.
Lil Nas X took to the Billboard Music Awards stage in a green snakeskin suit with matching pussybow blouse, courtesy of Gucci.
For one night only, the rapper ditched his trademark cowboy hat for a curly hairpiece, with long bangs swept over one eye.
not the bayannng ? pic.twitter.com/Gy6I7nJROm
— nope (@LilNasX) October 15, 2020
Modern day prince pic.twitter.com/FsFWG7NUCh
— david (@yoyoyodavo) October 15, 2020
the reference- i loved it pic.twitter.com/qiQggrwTi1
— ????? ♡ ???? | ?????????? (@bohemirwin) October 15, 2020
why Lil Nas X got that Prince wig on him pic.twitter.com/Knh3RBiS7D
— jay (@ctrlxjay) October 15, 2020
Accepting the award for Top Hot 100 Song honour, Lil Nas X didn’t waste his words.
“What?” he said to the empty arena.
“Thank you to everybody. Thank you to Billy Ray Cyrus. I want everybody to be on the lookout next month for Nasvember. It’s going to go crazy. In 2021, I’m dropping the greatest album of all time. I love you goodnight.”
Lil Nas X teases new track ‘Call Me By Your Name’.
While the rest of us face a wait before we hear what he’s has been cooking up, one person who’s already been given a preview is Rihanna.
Lil Nas X shared a snippet of a conversation he had with the singer earlier this year.
Rihanna said in the clip: “I heard a clip of your new song the other day.
“Banging…I’m not just saying that, honest to God, I’m not just saying that.”
It’s thought the song is a track titled “Call Me By Your Name” that he teased on Twitter around the same time.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME ☎️❣️ pic.twitter.com/Za6UU63oSh
— nope (@LilNasX) July 9, 2020
The new Lil Nas X album will be his first, following his breakthrough debut single “Old Town Road” and the follow-up EP 7.
Nas was just 19 when “Old Town Road” went viral and scaled charts around the world.
A few months after its release he came out as gay, on the last day of Pride Month, but he’s admitted that wasn’t his original plan.
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“The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret,” he told The Guardian. “But that changed when I became Lil Nas X.”