Lil Nas X recently sent pizza to a group of “homophobic” protesters outside his concert. He later said in a tweet that he was falling in love with one of them.

The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, performed at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Sunday. Lil Nas X rose to fame with the release of his country rap single Old Town Road, which first achieved viral popularity in early 2019. Old Town Road spent 19 weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the longest-running number-one song since the chart debuted in 1958.

Several remixes of the song were released. Of the remixes, the most popular featured country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

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As Old Town Road was atop the Hot 100, Lil Nas X opened up saying that he is gay. His announcement made him he only artist to do so while having a number-one record.

Following the success of Old Town Road, Lil Nas X released his debut extended play, titled 7, which had two further singles⁠, with Panini peaking at number five and “Rodeo” (featuring Cardi B or Nas) peaking at number 22 on the Hot 100.

His debut studio album, Montero (2021), was supported by the chart-topping singles Montero (Call Me by Your Name) and Industry Baby (with Jack Harlow) and the top-ten single Thats What I Want, and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

Lil Nas X was the most-nominated male artist at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He won awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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Old Town Road earned him two MTV Video Music Awards including Song of the Year, and the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song; Lil Nas X is also the first openly LGBT Black artist to win a Country Music Association award.

Time named him as one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet in 2019, and he was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2020.