Lil Nas X has admitted to being jealous of Billie Eilish after she won over him at the Grammy awards.
ICYMI, ‘Old Town Road’ lost out on Record of the Year to Eilish‘s ‘Bad Guy’ at last year’s Grammys, a ceremony that saw her win in each of the big four categories.
Recalling how he felt losing out, he said: “Damn, but how? I have the biggest song. That isn’t fair.”
He continued: “I put all that energy I was feeling onto her. It became jealousy that wasn’t warranted.”
Lil Nas X continued on to explain that he ultimately realised that he “shouldn’t have any reason to be jealous” of Billie Eilish.
“You have the longest-running number-one song, why the fuck are you jealous about this award? We are already so blessed. Even if you don’t have these things, you’re here. You’re still alive. You exist.”
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Elsewhere in the interview, Lil Nas X said that he doesn’t feel pressure to be a role model for young fans, despite receiving backlash over his recent music video for ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’.
“At first I felt a sense of responsibility… But now I kind of just don’t care. It’s not my job. Of course I want to spread good ideals, but I’m not nobody’s parents,” he said.
“At the end of the day, I’m just doing me, and hoping everybody else is following the lead, and doing themselves.”
“Part of my plan is to make sure people know I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want, when I want to, and if you’re mad at it, I’m going to laugh in your face.”