“This song is kind of pretty sad”
Lil Nas X performs a cover of the Dolly Parton classic ‘Jolene’ as well as cuts from her debut album at BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge – watch it below.
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Speaking about his decision to cover ‘Jolene’, originally released in 1973 and taken from the Parton album of the same name, Nas X said: “I chose it because I think the song is one of a kind. I love small country, so I was like ‘let me try it’.”
He also did three tracks from his debut album ‘Montero’.
Beginning with a rendition of the album’s title track, Lil Nas X performed ‘Dead Right Now’ and ‘That’s What I Want’. Check them out below.
Speaking about her new position as a role model after the performance, Nas X said: “It sounds great but I take everything with a grain of salt. Still, I am thankful that these people see me as an inspiration but I try to live my life with him.” I don’t live like that.
Earlier this month, Lil Nas X was named Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Trevor Project Because of his work with the LGBTQ+ community.
The Trevor Project, which provides crisis support to people in the LGBTQ+ community, said the rapper’s “vulnerabilities in her journey of self-acceptance and expression have created space for candid conversations about mental health and sexual identity, which are LGBTQ+ people.” signals to the youth that they are not alone.”
Accepting the award, Lil Nas X said: “Discrimination around sexuality and gender identity is still very real, and our community deserves to feel supported and completely free to be themselves.”
Last week, Nas X celebrated the release of their album by dropping the video for “That’s What I Want”.
In the clip, Nas X falls in love, but when he goes to give her flowers, she learns that her new boyfriend is married and has a child.
Crying, Nas X returns to his house and passes out drunk, before a priest he is seen walking down the aisle in a wedding dress – played by Billy Porter – offers him a guitar.