(AllHipHop News) When Lil Nas X first publicly explained his stage name, he stated it was not intentional that the moniker is "a culmination of every big rapper." The southerner born Montero Hill later expressed that it shouldn't be a problem that he shares a name with the legendary Nas.
"There's a Jay-Z and there's a Jay Critch," said the "Old Town Road" crooner on the Zach Sang Show when asked about the iconic Nasir Jones. He further addressed the Lil Nas X/Nas comparisons on Twitter.
LNX tweeted on Tuesday, "Nas is a legend and I never meant any disrespect by my stage name. I actually might change it in the future." Apparently, "Lil Nas" was Hill's internet alias before he became famous.
There have been multiple reports that Lil Nas X was once the person behind the suspended Nicki Minaj fan account @NasMaraj on Twitter. However, he has attempted to distance himself from the @NasMaraj handle.
"It's like a big misunderstanding and it's not one that I even want to give the time, because I'm never putting someone as the face of my career," said Lil Nas about his supposed history of being a Nicki stan.
The Atlanta resident continued, "So I don't even speak on it. I just don't even acknowledge it, really. I know even more things are being made up and they're gonna be out there. It is disappointing when a big blog will post something without me talking about it but, I mean, it happens."