Lil Nas X Says He Respects Nas, Might Change His Name
Lil Nas X has already displayed his utmost respect for rappers like Young Thung and singers like Beyonce. The country-rap star has so much admiration for the OG's who came before him that he's actually considering switching his name up seemingly out of respect for Nas.
Earlier this week (April 23), the "Old Town Road" singer-rapper, who was born Montero Lamar Hill, hit up his Twitter timeline to clear the air about the roots of his stage name. In his tweet, Lil Nas X emphasized his thoughts about Nasir's legendary status and asserts that he never meant any disrespect by the name.
"Nas is a legend and i never meant any disrespect by my stage name. i actually might change it in the future," Lil Nas X tweeted.
Shortly after pushing send on his tweet, actor Micheal Rappaport decided to insert his opinions about the rapper's new name.
“How about Kareem Abdul Jabbar X? Or maybe Rober DeNiro X?” Rappaport wrote. “Those are original right?”
Lil Nas' tweet comes days after he clarified he doesn't care what Dave East has to say about his No. 1 song. During his appearance on the Zach Sang Show, the Atlanta artist admitted that East's wack comments about "Old Town Road" doesn't faze him at all.
"I have the No. 1 song in the country. I do not give a fuck about what Dave East is saying," Lil Nas X said towards the end of the show.
As of this report, Nas hasn't commented on the polite gesture. We'll see if Lil Nas X follows through with his plan. In the meantime, peep his tweet below.
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