County-rap star Lil Nas X has been exposed as the Nicki Minaj Stan @nasmaraj who once ran the popular Nicki Minaj fan page on Twitter.com.
Initially, Lil Nas X's identity as the Nicki stan @nasmaraj was kept under wraps. But when other Barb stans exposed him on his Twitter timeline, the 19-year-old Atlanta rapper deleted the tweets and banned his Twitter followers.
cant believe lil nas x the same twitter user nasmaraj who used to make scenario threads and be a barb
— ella ? (@ellaaalii) March 31, 2019
Lil Nas X rocketed to fame in December after his rap track "Old Town Road" went viral on social media. The song entered Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart at #19.
Then the track was removed from Billboard's country chart. Billboard’s editors claimed "Old Town Road" did not meet the standard of "real" country music.
But Lil Nas X's fans say Billboard removed the track once they realized he was the Black, openly homosexual Nicki Minaj Stan on Twitter.
The low-budget music video featured cowboys, horses and other country music imagery accompanied by a strumming banjo and a heavy bass track.
The rapper's fans called out Billboard for removing the track, accusing the magazine's editors of being racist.
When rapper Ski Mask the Slump God tweeted, "Wow, Discrimination At It's Finest", Lil Nas X quoted the tweet and added, "bro thank you for being one of the only artists to speak on this publicly."
"Old Town Road" stalled at #7 on Billboard's Hot Rap chart.
Then in stepped county music legend Billy Ray Cyrus, who is also known as father to pop singer Miley Cyrus. His one big hit was "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992.
On Thursday night, Cyrus released a new remixed version of the song with Lil Nas X.
Cyrus opens the track rapping, "Hat down, cross town, living like a rock star/Spend a lot of money on my brand new guitar."
He posted a video that shows him in the studio with Lil Nas X.
So far, the track has received rave reviews on social media. But the "Old Town Road" remix featuring Cyrus has not reentered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which measures streaming, sales and radio play.
This is why you should clean up your social media if you plan to aspire to a higher plane.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 5, 2019