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Lil Nas X’s Album Was Inspired by Shrooms, Interview Reveals

An interview with Mylestanzer, published inThe Wall Street Journal Magazine’s Innovator Issue, Lil Nas X revealed that his recent album MonteroInspired by psilocybin mushroom. The article also boldly called Lil Nas X, 22, the “new King of Pop.”

Lil Nas X and Denzel Baptiste, a producer duo from David Biral and Denzel Bastille recorded the album at various Airbnb rentals throughout California. The producer duo also calls themselves “Take a Daytrip.” While the duo produced artists ranging from Kid Cudi to Juice WRLD, Lil Nas X is probably their most important partnership to date.

Lil Nas X had never tried psilocybin before, which apparently made a huge difference in the production of his first studio album.  

Lil Nas X says “a pivotal moment in the process was trying psychedelic mushrooms for the first time,” Wall Street JournalThis is the report. The “Take a Daytrip” producer duo babysat the artist as he navigated his way through the trip. And, “Baptiste and Biral sat by Nas’ side sober and talked to him throughout the day, occasionally taking dips in the pool and hot tub but not working on any music, just reflecting on life.”

“I was able to open up a lot,” Lil Nas X added. “I was able to write actual stories about my life and put it into my music. I actually did that for the first time.”

The music video for lead single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” spanned scenes from the Garden of Eden to Hell, which is now partially explainable by the impact of recent psychedelic experiences.

Lil Nas X added, “At the end of the day, I want to exist. I’m looking for fun and chaos. I want a long, legendary, fun life.”

Lil Nas X and other honorees, including Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds (MoMA), Demi Moore, Lewis Hamilton, and many others, attended Monday’s 11th annual WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

Thom Browne was the pop singer who arrived to accept the award in a Thom Browne style with a bag shaped like a dog.

Lil’ Nas X: Is he the King of Controversy

The pop singer was just 22 years old. BillboardHot 100 is at the top three most popular tracks on radio, streaming circulation and other media. 

This pop singer prefers marijuana to tobacco. “I will smoke weed all day then cough if somebody smoke a cigarette near me LMAO,” Lil Nas X tweeted in 2018. He was recently forced to quit after a bout of pneumonia, which he didn’t even realize he had at the time.

If psilocybin mushrooms are considered controversial—rest-assured, it won’t be long until Lil Nas X is on top of it.

Pop star Lil Nas X is drawn to controversy just like moths to flames. Lil Nas X wore a pink cowboy costume inspired by bondage to attend the 2020 Grammy Awards.

In September, Lil Nas X celebrated the release of his first album, the one inspired by shrooms, by sharing “pregnancy” photos, skillfully shot aesthetically.

The star’s music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” was a particular target, probably due to the depiction of him giving the devil a lapdance in Hell. Pastor Greg Locke said in a video shared on Twitter that the song contained a “bunch of devil-worshipping, wicked nonsense.” Fox News said the song and video were “desperate and pathetic.” Lil Nas X continued his faked “evil gay Satanic agenda” by releasing Nike shoes, customized with pentagrams, etc. Nike threatened legal actions and forced him to stop the Satan Shoes stunt.

The pop star’s subsequent music videos were certainly not any less controversial. Given by Lil Nas X’s reactions to his controversies, he loves it.