小纳斯 X is expecting — his debut album 蒙特罗, 那是.
In celebration of the impending delivery of his “婴儿” 九月. 17, 音乐家, 22, did an over-the-top pregnancy shoot, complete with a bump and flower crown.
小纳斯 X (né Montero Lamar Hill) tells PEOPLE exclusively that he came up with the idea to do the shoot after listening to 梅根你种马‘s verse on his new song “Dolla Sign Slime” 首次.
“我像, '我的天啊, this is amazing,’ so I immediately called my stylist,” 他说. “她就像, '哇, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.’ 我像, '是的, this is my baby, 呵呵?’ As a joke, 她就像, '是的, you should do a pregnancy shoot.'”
“我像, '你知道吗? That’s actually brilliant,'” 他继续. “So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it’s going to be amazing.”
The timing of the photos coming out now also couldn’t have been better, as Lil Nas X just posted a spoof to Instagram on Monday of 德雷克的 Certified Lover Boy cover art featuring several pregnant women emojis with the difference being that his features pregnant men.
“我像, ‘There’s no way the universe is lining up this perfect for this to happen,” 他笑着说.
Asked whether the album is an immaculate conception of sorts, Lil Nas X responds, “I guess I am the father as well as the mother.”
“But I guess the producers who worked on it are like the dads too,” 他说, before giving it another thought: “Or maybe uncles.”
蒙特罗 was largely created over the past year in lockdown. The creation of this new music, 小纳斯 X 在推特上说 上周, 曾是 “therapeutic.”
“I’ve changed in so many ways,” he says now. “I’ve changed the way that I handle a lot of situations, the way I manage my sadness and anger and just understanding that I don’t have to react to emotions in certain ways. I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose how to react. I’ve learned to let people’s comments roll off my back.”
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Lil Nas X says he also learned through the creation of this album “to have full faith in myself.”
“The only person that really has to believe in me is myself,” 他说. “It’s been a lot of self-affirmations this year that I probably would not have been able to do two years ago.”
From the personal “Sun Goes Down” to the catchy “Industry Baby,” the songs on the new album represent Lil Nas X’s total journey here, 从 “places I’ve been to places I want to go.”
“You’re getting a lot of stories about me,” 他说. “You’re getting a lot of stories about my past and where I want to be in my love life. But they’re also a bop. I feel like I finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song.”
Along with the Megan Thee Stallion collaboration, Lil Nas X teamed up with 埃尔顿·约翰 为了 “One of Me,” 麦莉赛勒斯 为了 “Am I Dreaming” 和 多加猫 为了 “Scoop” on the album, which also includes his previously released single “蒙特罗 (请以你的名字呼唤我).”
Like any parent, he has a lot of hopes and dreams for his “婴儿” 在途中.
“I hope every single corner of the globe is reached with this album,” 他说, before declaring, “It’s going to happen!”