Lil Nas X may have dropped many jaws with his latest single and his 666 Nike sneakers stunt. But according to his latest interview with Entertainment Weeklyhe’s one very happy chappy.

He opened up, “At first I was really afraid of alienating any of my straight fans. But then it was kind of like, if they feel offended, they were never really here for me. They were here for whatever version of myself they made up in their head.”

“I’ve honestly gotten to this point where I’m just like, okay, I hope this person actually likes me for me [and] isn’t trying to use me as a stepping stone,” he says. “I’ve just got to a point where it’s like well, even if they are [using me], then that’s a lesson learned. I can’t just stop meeting people because of this fear.”

Further throughout the interview, the ‘MONTERO’ rapper went on to elaborate on how truly being himself has made him more fulfilled than ever. But if need be, he’s not afraid to come at someone who’s ‘bringing it to his doorstep.’

He said, “I’m very much a chaotic, good person. I almost never want to start shooting at somebody who didn’t bring it to my doorstep, you know? But I kind of live for when somebody tries to get me and I’m ready to throw it back at them tenfold. Do I feel bad about it sometimes? Every now and then, but I feel less bad knowing that I didn’t start it. I try to never throw stones, but if somebody throws one at me, I’m throwing an entire house.”

“Looking back on history, the biggest icons, the biggest artists, are the ones who aren’t trying to always make everybody happy and who were doing themselves. I hope to do that at all times.”

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