Just before the official release of his new single "Industry Baby," Lil Nas X is taking some time to reflect and offer a bit of advice — to himself.
In a tweet on Thursday (July 22), Lil Nas X shared a note with his fans that he wrote to his younger self. Dedicated to "20-year-old Montero" (Lil Nas X is currently 22 years old), the rapper gave himself the pep talk that he felt he needed back at the start of the pandemic. "I wrote a song for us," he said in the opening line of the note.
Speaking about his life post-"Old Town Road," Lil Nas wrote that he was feeling stuck in place when the global shutdown started in early 2020, both literally and figuratively. "I know sometimes you feel like it's all downhill from here," he wrote. "I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast amongst your peers. I know going from having the biggest song in the world to being trapped in your apartment is weighing heavy on you. And I know if you hear the phrase 'one hit wonder' one more time, you might combust."