Lil Nas X Addresses Backlash From Nicki Minaj Fans

Following the arrival of Lil Nas X's new song "SUN GOES DOWN," the rapper has addressed Nicki Minaj's fanbase after some of them questioned why he name-dropped her on the track.

In "SUN GOES DOWN," which sees him reflecting on his life pre-fame, the rapper even references his fandom. "I’d be by the phone / Stanning Nicki mornin’ into dawn / Only place I felt like I belonged / Strangers make you feel so loved, you know?" he sings in the first verse. The video for song even includes a brief moment of him tweeting from his old Twitter username, @nasmaraj.

Some of Nicki’s fanbase believed that Lil Nas X was only name-dropping her in the song for attention, which he was quick to shoot down in a tweet. "To the barbz who feel i’m using nicki’s name for attention, the song i released last night was recorded last year," Lil Nas X wrote on Twitter. "And it’s about my life which 6 of those years were dedicated to nicki. it’s no fake love. but i understand how it looks so i will no longer mention her."

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