Lil Nas X Reveals He Battled Depression Before Fame: I Had No Friends
Lil Nas X has shared his candid experience with depression with his fans.
He shared a video on TikTok, and later reposted it on Instagram, and opened up about his battle.
‘Hey I’m Lil Nas X, and this is my story. In 2017, I became the first of all my family to get into college. During college I was depressed, had no friends… and my grandmother passed.”
“I started going to the doctor a lot in fear that I would [die] soon… hypochondria. In May 2018 I started making music. I was happy again!!! I dropped out and moved with my sister! In June 2018 I realised my first mixtape ”Nasarati” Things were going great, then they weren’t.'”
“My sister kicked me out. my brother who was helping me left to the military & my songs were no longer doing good. In November 2018, feeling hopeless, I moved with my other brother where it was domestic violence everyday.”
Fortunately, things turned around for him thanks to the mega-successful hit Old Town Road, which he released independently in December 2018.
“Then something happened… like for part 2!”
He followed it up with part 2, explaining how he had a negative balance in his bank account, with no money to promote the song. He ultimately garnered the attention of Columbia Records, which re-released the hit three months later.
Old Town Road held the #1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks, the longest-running top song since 1958.
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