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Lil Nas X Returns to the Studio Where He Made ‘Old Town Road’ (Watch)

Lil Nas X Returns to the
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As part of his interview with Gayle King for an episode of “CBS This Morning” that aired this morning, Lil Nas X returned to the studio where he recorded his global smash single “Old Town Road.”   

The 20-year-old rapper, born Montero Lamar Hill, took Gayle King to the Atlanta studio where he paid $50 to record “Old Town Road.” Additionally, Lil Nas X returned to his former high school for a surprise performance. 

Student reactions to the visit ranged from cheers to cries. 

“I definitely felt like some kind of hero,” Lil Nas X said about his return to the school where he was still a student only two years ago. 

Also in the interview, Lil Nas X opened up about the challenges he faced with his decision to come out as a gay man after he’d become famous (Variety published a story on that segment yesterday). 

Released in Feb. 2019, “Old Town Road” originally began as a internet meme on the video sharing app TikTok. From internet popularity, the hit reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and remained there for 19 weeks. “Old Town Road” went on to beat the record set by Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1.