Lil Nas X Says Miley Cyrus And Doja Cat Are Two Of His Biggest Inspirations

Lil Nas X is quite talented and there is no doubt about it, but in a recent interview the 'Montero' star revealed the inspiration behind his music and performances

By Ingrid Mateos

- September 16 , 2021 - 09:44 hs
Miley Cyrus - Lil Nas X - Doja Cat

Miley Cyrus - Lil Nas X - Doja Cat (AP - AFP)

We have seen Lil Nas X in almost every headline. From his upcoming album Montero to his glamorous appearances at the VMAs and the MET Gala. Now, more recently, the American rapper has declared who his inspirations are and it looks like we have to thank two queens for inspiring him.

During a chat with Zane Lowe, Lil Nas X detailed how Miley Cyrus and Doja Cat have influenced his short but successful career. "Miley is just the sweetest person ever and I feel like she's one of those people that don't even realize how impactful and how much of a legend they already are," he told the Apple Music host. "And what they have done and what they're doing right now, even to this day. And I really admire her and her ability to constantly change herself."


On the other hand, the Montero star revealed that Doja Cat was the one to inspire him to do better performances, and all thanks to one of her from last year at the VMAs. "She is one of my biggest inspirations right now. It first starts with just watching the VMAs last year, seeing her out there looking like a f—ing star," Nas said of Doja. "It literally made me start going to the gym. Because I was like, 'I want to get in shape because I want to start doing crazier, better performances.'"

"And I just want to be in shape in general. And just her music, she's diverse, her videos, and her personality is really colorful and pop," he adds. "She's funny. She's a fun person. She takes things seriously but doesn't take things seriously. You know what I mean? She takes what she does seriously."

Lil Nas X also declared that simply by looking at Doja Cat, you can notice that she puts a lot of effort into everything she does but that she does not go around being like 'I am the best. I am the queen of everything,'" he concludes. "And rightfully so, she could say that."

Miley Cyrus and Doja Cat are set to appear in the 'Montero' album but wait for it because that's not the only surprise. Elton John and Megan Thee Stallion also collaborated with him. These will feature alongside the previously-released title track, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, and the Jack Harlow-featuring “Industry Baby”.

Lil Nas X sent fans crazy on social media when he released some pics of him 'pregnant' with the upcoming album. While he is fully supported, there obviously are the ones who are complaining but let's not take them into consideration. “Brooo the support all of my album content has been getting is next level,” Nas wrote on Twitter after revealed all the collaborations. “I am so thankful! I really want to make you guys happy and invite you to my world.”

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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