Lil Nas X has revealed that he’s single and that he’s happy to just focus on his music career for the moment.
Montero Lamar Hill (Lil Nas X), 22, addressed his love life in an interview on Tuesday (September 28) after rumors recently circulated that he was in a relationship. The “Industry Baby” singer responded, “I was seeing someone, [but] I kind of decided I don’t want to anymore.”
When told that there are surely “thousands of people applying for the job of Lil Nas X’s boyfriend,” Montero replied, “There are definitely a couple of people, for sure a couple of people out there.” However, he explained that searching and maintaining a relationship was not a priority for him.
“Maybe I’m floating around right now,” he said. “I just want to work on music, and every now and then, you know, maybe I’ll kiss a guy every blue moon.”
Earlier this month, the “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” singer spoke to People about his recently released debut album Montero and how he’s currently choosing music over love.
“I’m at this point in my life where I finally realized that I don’t want to fall in love,” he said. “I’m so focused on my music career, and love takes a lot of time. It’s a lot of responsibility, and I don’t think I’m ready to have that extra responsibility on my shoulders right now. When it happens, it’s going to happen.”
About his single “Sun Goes Down,” Lil Nas X admitted, “I’ve never done something so personal.”
“To be 100 percent honest, I didn’t want to do that song at first,” he added about the intimate track, which sees him reflect on coming to terms with his sexuality. “I guess it was because I’ve never done something so personal. I was scared to let people see my vulnerability, because I didn’t want them to use it against me.”
“But when I released the song, I got messages from people telling me that it saved their life,” he continued. “It doesn’t feel real quite yet.”