Lil Nas X has spoken about why he doesn’t date other celebrities and said he’s stopped using apps to try and find a partner.
During his recent appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the Atlanta native sang a few of his favorite songs before opening up about his dating experience now that he’s a celebrity.
“I used to use Raya,” the Montero hitmaker said of the popular celebrity dating app. “I think I stopped using Raya … It just like, fell off for me and I just started to meet people in person. And Raya is just very famous, everyone’s famous on there. I’ve met quite a few famous guys. I think I’ve come to know that I don’t like dating famous people.”
Lil Nas X then confirmed that a few of his aforementioned dates had previously appeared on Carpool Karaoke. Corden then asked if it was popular crooner “Michael Bublé.”
“I’m not going to tell you… Michael Bublé?! … Yeah, yeah,” Lil Nas X said. “You caught me. Could you imagine? Michael Bublé is gay?… He’s hot and he’s got a hell of a voice.”
Check out Lil Nas X’s appearance on Carpool Karaoke below:
The dating comments come shortly after Lil Nas X clapped back at trolls who accused him of being “fake gay.”
“I feel like he’s not really gay or not really that feminine it’s so forced,” the critic wrote on Twitter alongside a clip of the 23-year-old performing at Lollapalooza.
“Oh no guys it’s the estrogen expert,” Lil Nas X responded.
Darting aside, Lil Nas X is hard at work on his Montero follow-up, and during an impromteau Q&A on Twitter said he hopes his sophomore effort will drop this summer.
“it’s mostly planning now,” he admitted at one point. “i could easily just release music but i have to build moments around this shit. i have to go bigger than before!”
Montero arrived in September 2021 and includes his two chart-topping singles, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name” and “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 126,000 equivalent units and later went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).