For while some have hailed his unfiltered brand of expression, others have slammed it in earnest.
One person who is Team Montero, though, is none other than Nelly.
Speaking at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, he showered the 22-year-old with praise – both in an interview and directly when their paths crossed backstage.
Nelly’s words below…
Revealing that he was meant to release a remix of Nas’ song ‘Rodeo,’ he went on to say:
“The thing I love about Lil Nas X is the “F U” factor. Listen, it’s so hard in this business to do you. Because from all angles you get people trying to pull you and tell you how you should do you. The fact he does him and does it unapologetically. Regardless of whether I agree with what he does or not. I’m not here to agree with him. I’m here to appreciate his authenticity. That’s what I love about him. That’s my little brother and I said it. That’s my cat.”
Watch as Nelly salutes Nas backstage:
It was Nelly saying “Look at my king” for me https://t.co/mVmt0tvmmD
— ᴍᴀɴÍ – ɪᴍᴀɴ (@manivenuss) May 28, 2021
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