Lil Nas X Explained The Origin Of His Birth And Stage Names – BuzzFeed

“It’s slightly embarrassing, but I’m not embarrassed.”

As you may or may not know, Lil Nas X‘s real name is Montero Lamar Hill.

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“It’s slightly embarrassing, but I’m not embarrassed,” he began. “My mom wanted the car, the [Mitsubishi] Montero, and she never got one.”

“So yeah, I’m named after a car.”

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For context, here is the Mitsubishi Montero:

Looks like a sturdy SUV, sure.

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As for why he didn’t use Montero for his stage name, he said, “Nas was my internet alias, and then when I started doing music, I was like, ‘I want to have fun with this.’ And every new rapper’s name is Lil, Lil, Lil. ‘What if I was Lil Nas?’ That’d be funny.’ So I was like, ‘Alright, bet. I’ll be Lil Nas.’ And I added the X later on.”

Well, I’m sure that the car isn’t the only Montero people want to ride.

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