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The “Montero” artist is being accused by messy folks online of neglecting his mother, who is allegedly a crack cocaine addict that also lives on the streets. Now, his father has come to Lil Nas X’s defense as he says their son has done all he can to assist his mother.
Robert Stafford took to social media to address trolls attacking his son over his mother’s struggles. On Thursday, Stafford said that despite what people say, Lil Nas X “is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with.” He confirms that Nas X’s mother is battling addiction but says that he and his son love and respect her the same.
“Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction, she’s STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we’re taking care of [sic].” He shared a photo of himself and his wife along with Lil Nas X, and added that “Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain’t enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right.”
The diatribe online began after a video was shared showing two men approaching a woman on the side of the road begging. The driver in the video asks the woman if she was Lil Nas X’s mom, to which she affirmatively responded. The voices in the video then proceed to castigate the “Old Town Road” artist as neglecting his mother while having money and fame while his mother was destitute.
Reactions to the video online say fans bash Lil Nas X as they assumed that he cut his mother off and refused to help her.
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The news might be shocking to many, but Lil Nas X has admitted that his mother was a drug addict, and they do not have a close relationship. Speaking during a Variety interview, he said, “I never really talk about my mom,” he said. “She’s an addict so we don’t have the closest relationship. Even trying to get her better – things didn’t quite work out. But there’s still love.”
Meanwhile, his father also said that the family helps the mother but that they do not address their personal issues in the public domain. However, he noted that the criticisms of his son are unwarranted and wrong.
“I dont usually address personal issues publicly but felt like this need to be. Please join us in keeping her in your PRAYERS,” his post continues. “And to those out there trying to create a false story you wont prosper.”
Lil Nas X himself has not responded to the video. He himself has issues of his own dealing with the controversy around his “Montero” video that many former fans of Old Town Road have called out as “devil worshipping.” One of his props is also the subject of a lawsuit by Nike after the artist used re-designed Nike Airmax shoes with an inverted cross and human blood in the soles.
Lil Nas X shared with fans some behind-the-scenes shots from his controversial “Montero” video
Lil Nas X’s latest song, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. The song is trailed by Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” in second place. This would make Lil Nas X’s second No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart after “Old Town Road,” which spent 19 weeks in the number one spot in 2019.
“Montero” has become popular due to the controversial video of Lil Nas X, which has drawn condemnation from Christian religious circles as well as a lawsuit from Nike over the blood insole ‘Satan Shoes’ worn by Lil Nas X. The company that made the shoes are defendants in the Nike Lawsuit in which Nike was granted an injunction against MSCHF to stop any further sale of the shoes, which sport an inverted cross and human blood in the sole.
The song name references his real name Montero Lamar Hill and according to an explanation from Lil Nas X- the song “begs the question: do you truly love your neighbor as yourself, enough to call them by your own name?”
The artist is also basking in the joy of achieving No. 1 as he shared that he felt dismissed by fans in 2020 as he struggled to please everyone but that he continued working in spite of it all.
“Last year I was sitting in my apartment thinking it was all perfect, to please everyone, and not make any enemies. That stifled me creatively. I felt so sorry for myself. But around this time in 2020 I pulled it together, me, daytrip, omer & roy worked for months on end,” he said.
“One day in June I was working on a song and foundn myself leaving the studio every 10 minutes to cry but I didn’t stop working, a melody came to my mind “Call me when you want na-na-na-na-na, and I knew it was something special about it, fast forward a year alter it’s the biggest song in the world. Thank you guys so much,” he said.
Many viewed the song as satanic as they criticized the artist, but Lil Nas X has said that the song is a reflection of the internal battle he felt regarding his queer personality. “we get to decide OUR own destiny, never let the world decide it for YOU!” he said.
On Twitter, he also said, “y’all told 19 year old who had just escapted the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again. You told him to stop while he’s ahead. He could’ve gave up but 4 platinum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here.”
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S streaming, radio airplay, and sales data to arrive at chart data. “Montero” was released on March 26 on Columbia Records is the 1,120th No. 1 single in the Hot 100’s 62-year history, according to Billboard. It’s also Lil Nas X’s first song to debut at No. 1.
According to Billboard, the song recorded 46.9 million U.S streams and sold 21,000 downloads in its first week.