10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lil Nas X

His mom named him after a car?!


His real name is Montero

Lil Nas X was actually born Montero Lamar Hill. You might be familiar with his first name after he dropped ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ in April 2021.

He was named after a car

Though some people’s stage names may be inspired by products or brands, Lil Nas X’s real name actually came from a car. Montero was actually named after a car. Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said his name was “slightly embarrassing, but not embarrassing,” before he shared, “So my mom wanted the car, the [Mitsubishi] Montero, and she never got one … So yeah, I’m named after a car.”

He ‘accepted’ that he was gay aged 16

Lil Nas says he always knew he was gay, but initially struggled with it before he accepted it around 16 or 17. He admitted that microaggressions and comments from those close to him made him initially feel like he couldn’t come out. “[I remember] pushing that part of myself in more and more, almost convincing myself that it’s not even actually there,” he told Out Magazine. However, since coming out he’s been embracing all the amazing parts of himself. In 2019, he came out publicly on Twitter.

Previous jobs include…

Before becoming a superstar Lil Nas X worked in a restaurant called Zaxby’s as a cashier. He also worked as an attendant at Six Flags theme park.

How old is Lil Nas X?

Lil Nas X is 22, he was born on April 9th, 1999.

What’s his Starsign?

Nas is a Taurus. If you’re an astrology fan, you’ll know what this would mean he is courageous, passionate, independent and ambitious. Aries are known for being impulsive or attention-seeking.


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He’s got a big family

Lil Nas X comes from a blended family. He has two brothers Lamarco and Tramon Hill. His parents split when he was six and how he’s got half-siblings including three brothers Robert Sleepy, Jamal Newsome, Labrock Anderson, and two older sisters Bianca and Shaquisha Hill.

He lived with his grandmother as a child

After his parents split, Lil Nas lived with his grandma from the age of 6 until he was 9. Then, his dad got custody of him. He admits that he wasn’t always very close ’emotionally’ with his dad, but that coming out brought them closer than ever. He has a difficult relationship with his mother, telling Variety, “I never really talk about my mom. She’s an addict so we don’t have the closest relationship. Even trying to get her better, things didn’t quite work out. But there’s still love.” 

He’s currently in a relationship 

The Montero singer revealed in August 2021 that he is in a relationship. The star gushed about his new partner saying in an interview with VMan: “I feel like this is one of the best [relationships] yet. I’m really happy about it, and it all just feels natural. It’s effortless.”

He also told Variety: “I’ve found someone special now, I think this is the one. I can’t explain it, it’s just a feeling.”

He’s interested in acting 

The star revealed he would like to dabble in acting and wants to do it when he can really focus on it.

Speaking the Variety, the singer revealed that he actually got offered, and turned down, a role in one of our favourite shows.

“I was actually going to do ‘Euphoria,’” he revealed. “I didn’t want to take time away from finishing my album.”

“I definitely want to get into acting, but I feel I have to give it my all, and I want to focus on music for right now. I want my first movie to be amazing.”