Lil Nas X has revealed that he is single again after breaking up with the boyfriend he thought was “the one”.
The Old Town Road hitmaker previously told Variety that he thought the relationship he was in was for the long haul.
“I’ve had some good boyfriends and some bad ones,” he said at the time. “A lot of them were emotionally unavailable or had a lot of insecurity and whatnot.
“I’ve found someone special now. I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling.”
The 22-year-old has since revealed that things didn’t work out in an interview with Andy Cohen for Radio Andy on Sirius XM on 28 September.
“I was seeing someone, [but] I kind of decided I don’t want to anymore,” Lil Nas X shared.
Cohen jokingly responded by saying “thousands of people applying for the job of Lil Nas X’s boyfriend.”
The Industry Baby singer hinted that there are “for sure a couple of people,” but that a relationship isn’t his main goal at the moment.
“Maybe I’m floating around right now,” he told Cohen. “I just want to work on music, and every now and then, you know, maybe I’ll kiss a guy every blue moon.”
“I’m at this point in my life where I finally realised that I don’t want to fall in love,” Lil Nas X continued. “I’m so focused on my music career, and love takes a lot of time. It’s a lot of responsibility, and I don’t think I’m ready to have that extra responsibility on my shoulders right now. When it happens, it’s going to happen.”
Lil Nas X’s highly anticipated debut album was released on 17 September and features collaborations from the likes of Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Elton John and Jack Harlow.
Also on the record is former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, who features on its closing track Am I Dreaming.
“The song is basically, let’s say you’re on a sinking ship,” Lil Nas X told Apple Music 1 about the track. “Everything is going down, or you’re dying basically, and you’re having all these thoughts about what everybody is going to feel.”
He added that Miley is a “legend” who he loved working with: “Miley is just the sweetest person ever and I feel like she’s one of those people that don’t even realise how impactful and how much of a legend they already are and what they have done and what they’re doing right now, even to this day.
“And I really admire her and her ability to constantly change herself.”
The song became the longest-running number one single in the US, spending 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and selling over 18 million units worldwide.
Since then, hits such as Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby have seen continued commercial success and only built the hype for his new album more.
You can listen to Montero below or by clicking here.