Lil Nas X Was Almost in HBO's 'Euphoria'
He turned down the request so he could finish his debut album
Published Aug 12, 2021Lil Nas X has revealed that he declined to appear in Sam Levinson's Euphoria in order to complete his upcoming debut album, MONTERO.
In an interview with Variety, the "Industry Baby" rapper discussed turning down a role in the HBO teen drama starring Zendaya.
"I was actually going to do Euphoria, but I didn't want to take time away from finishing my album," he said. "I definitely want to get into acting, but I feel I have to give it my all, and I want to focus on music for right now. I want my first movie to be amazing."
In the interview, Lil Nas also spoke about his decision to not discuss the topic of homophobia in rap, saying "this is a very dangerous playing field." His statement comes following his triumph over known homophobe DaBaby for the title of most-streamed rapper on Spotify.
He added: "It's more for my own safety rather than anything else."
The rapper went on to detail an incident that happened a few days after the release of the music video for his song "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)." He recalled, "There was literally someone who chased my car a few days after that video came out, yelling, 'Fuck you!' or something. That's when I actually started getting security."
MONTERO does not yet have a firm release date, but is expected to come out later this year.
Read the full interview here.