Rapper Lil Nas X is on top of the world. His hit song Old Town Road has been on top of the Billboard charts for nearly 3 months - and he's one of hip hop's brightest young stars.
But according to Lil Nas X - someone is after him.
The 20 year old rapper left a cryptic message to his fans last night on Instagram. And it's clear that Lil Nas X fears for his life.
The rapper told fans that he may "come up missing" in recent weeks.
Here's the post:
His fans immediately rushed to support him, asking the rapper to seek help. But Lil Nas X ignored his fans' pleas.
Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill , is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap breakout single "Old Town Road", which achieved viral popularity on the video sharing app TikTok in early 2019.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the plaintiff, The Music Force, claims the country rapper knowingly appropriated parts of the 1992 Bobby Caldwell track without consent or approval.
The complaint further alleges that the “Old Town Road” hitmaker and producer Beats (real name Jeffry Maxwell Newlin) were “motivated by greed and malicious intent.”
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. At week thirteen at the top, it became the longest-running hip hop song on the chart. The song has remained there for sixteen weeks; one of only three songs to ever chart as long.
His debut EP, 7, was released on June 21, 2019. His second single from 7, "Panini", remains in Rolling Stone’s Top 100 top ten after debuting there July 3, 2019.