Country rapper Lil Nas X has opened up to his millions of followers about the pressures of being in the spotlight.

"i usually deal with my sad times in private because i don't like for my fans or family to feel sorry for me. this year had a lot of very high ups and extremely low downs. when u get to that hotel room and it's just you, you do a lot of thinking. small things become so BIG," he wrote in a tweet.

The "Old Town Road" rapper continued:

"i like to pretend hate and sh*t don't get to me, but subconsciously it eats away at me. feeling like u have the world and knowing it can all go away at any time is scary. with all this being said i want anybody who cared enough to read this to just live in the moment. love u guys."

A few weeks back, the star revealed that he would be taking a break from both the music and the spotlight.