Lil Nas X caught up with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly backstage at the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 24), after he won the award for favorite song – rap/hip-hop for his hit track “Old Town Road.”
Asked how it feels to win the AMA and to be nominated for six Grammys, including album of the year, Lil Nas X tells Billboard, “I am just so happy that they even considered my project that I was just working on a few months ago.”
As for what he has planned next, Lil Nas X says that 2020 will be filled with “amazing surprises” and that there is more to come.
In the interview, he is also asked what it has been like for him to be a black LGBTQ artist. “It’s been pretty good so far, luckily,” he says. “I can’t say everything is cool because I’m in my place right now. If I was an upcoming artist who didn’t have what I have, I don’t know if it would be the same love, but I’m happy.”
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