Lil Nas X: Inside the Rise of a Hip-Hop Cowboy

Lil Nas X made the biggest hit of 2019 for $30. Now he just wants to keep on riding.

Rolling Stone
May 21, 2019 · 12 min read
Lil Nas X at the ‘Old Town Road’ premiere party on May 17, 2019, in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wingstop

By Josh Eells

On a sleepy Monday morning at the horse stables in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, Lil Nas X has got exactly one horse in the back.