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Lil Nas X reveals new album Montero was ‘therapy for him’ as he was ‘crying persistently’ while making it

LIL Nas X was candid about writing his newest album Montero which is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

After Montero was released on September 17, 2021, Lil Nas took to Twitter to open up about the music writing process.

He wrote: "I love joking but on a serious note making this album was therapy for me.

"I began healing many unchecked wounds, facing skeletons in my closet i never wanted to, fighting internally every day and crying persistently, MONTERO is truly my baby. thanks for the love."

Fans rushed to comment on the rapper's bravery and latest album, featuring 17 new tracks.

One said: "I am beyond proud of u!!!" while another wrote, "This album was fire bruh, thank you!"

Another penned: "We’re all so proud of you for doing and making this! it’s incredible and we can’t wait to see what you do next!"

Fans also started wonder what the star's stage name really means.

Lil Nas' real name is Montero Lamar Hill, and while his newest album is a symbol of the singer, so is his stage name.

On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lil Nas opened up about his stage name and revealed the story behind it.

He said: "When I started doing music, I was like, 'I want to have fun with this. And every new rapper's name is Lil, Lil, Lil. What if I was Lil Nas? That'd be funny.'

"So I was like, 'Alright, bet. I'll be Lil Nas.' And I added the X later on."


Lil Nas also revealed that his mom named him after a car.

"So my mom wanted the car, the [Mitsubishi] Montero, and she never got one ... So yeah, I'm named after a car," he explained.


He tweeted: "Nas X WTF you just don't stop. I think he's going to turn around and suck one of his background dancers' d**k on national TV."

One person hit back at Boosie: "Why do you care about what he’s doing? Worry about yourself."

Another added: "Go monitor your blood sugar and not what he's doing," while a third chimed in, "Why are you so pressed about this man that is never worried about you?"

One fan suggested Boosie is helping market Lil Nas, as they wrote: "At this point you're promoting this man more than you promote yourself."

Lil Nas X's music video for MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

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