Fans of Lil Nas X are wondering if he was ever in the military, after a photo of him in an army uniform circulated online.
The photo shows a young Lil Nas X wearing what looks like US Army uniform.
Was Lil Nas X in the military?
Lil Nas X was never in the military, this is just a rumour, but one that Lil Nas X himself has had fun with. Lil Nas X has always been a musician and entertainer and nobody knows how this rumour started or what the context is behind the photo.
well done u guys u have made soldier nas x very proud pic.twitter.com/hxwsLZ3lYF
- MONTERO (@LilNasX) April 22, 2021
Born on 9th April 1999, Lil Nas X is 22-years-old in 2021, so if he had been in the military, it would have had to have been in the last four years, as the minimum age to sign up for the forces is 18.
Four years ago, Lil Nas X was already working on his music career.During a speech he made while accepting an official declaration of Lil Nas X day in his hometown of Atlanta, he said: "I did not imagine I would be here four years ago when I was like at my sister's house like on the floor." He was referring to the period in his life after he just dropped out of university and was supporting himself with two low-paid jobs.
Lil Nas X was on social media from the age of 13, when memes first started to take off. His first love was Twitter and he'd use it as a platform to show off his wit and pop-culture savviness.
What is Lil Nas X's real name?
The rapper and singer's real name is Montero Lemar Hill and his 2021 album takes his first name of Montero.