Lil Nas X Teases New Album After 'Just Coming Off Maternity Leave' (Exclusive)

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Lil Nas X hit the GRAMMYs red carpet in full force! 

The Montero artist flaunted his iconic style in a Balmain look and a sparkling grill. The white outfit, which was embellished with sparkles, featured a structured jacket with a butterfly in the middle, as well as matching pants. The singer paired the look with sky-high platform shoes, easily towering above most of the heads on the red carpet. 

"Had to kill them with something, I wanted to feel like a king and I wanted to look like a king, so that's what I'm on tonight," the 22-year-old told ET's Kevin Frazier. "The shoes -- same thing, baby. You see it's all matching, we're looking amazing today. That was the whole vibe."

The "Call Me By Your Name (Montero)" singer also teased his performance of the mega-hit, “Industry Baby," alongside collaborator Jack Harlow during the show's telecast. 

"I'm gonna give you guys an eat, let's just leave it at that, an eat," he promised. "I'm gonna eat the performance up!"

Lil Nas X
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Lil Nas X
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

The singer's debut album, which dropped back in September, scored five GRAMMY nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Music Video.

When asked what it would mean to win a gramophone, the young artist said it "would mean the world." 

"I know it's cliche to say but, like, I'm thankful for the awards but, you know, at the end of the day, I'm just happy to be here," he added. "I'm thankful to be among my peers out here having another go around."

Although Lil Nas X didn't go on to win any awards that night, he took it all with good grace, later tweeting, "last night was my favorite performance yet. and a fun night in general. we lost all our grammies but that just mean it’s time to go even harder! love y’all. ♥️"

And, of course, Lil Nas X couldn't leave without letting his fans know that more music is on the way. Telling ET that "there's another bun in the oven," Lil Nas X confirmed that his next album is coming soon.  

Fans got a taste of what's in store recently when the rapper released snippets of his new music after making a surprise return to social media after nearly four months of silence. "why are people surprised i’ve been away for so long? have y’all really never heard of maternity leave?" he tweeted, referencing his "giving birth" after carrying his debut album, Montero, to full term. 

He shared two screenshots of songs from his "almost finished" new album -- one is a feature with YoungBoy currently titled "late to the party," and the other is a single called "down souf hoes" featuring ultimate material gorl Saucy Santana. 

The artist also dropped two samples of his new music, a song titled "Lean on My Body" and an untitled track that he asked fans who he should get to feature.

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcasted live on CBS and is streaming on demand on Paramount+. Follow along at for everything you need for music's biggest night, including performers, GRAMMY winners and more.


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