American rapper and track author Lil Nas X hopes his followers get to the “actual me,” behind the stage persona by way of his new documentary movie, the musician instructed reporters on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant on Saturday evening.
Nas X, whose given identify is Montero Lamar Hill, is the primary brazenly homosexual man to obtain a Nation Music Affiliation award for his track “Previous City Highway.”
The biographical documentary “Lil Nas X: Lengthy Stay Montero,” directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and Zac Manuel, follows the star on tour, capturing his relationship together with his followers. Alongside the way in which it brings collectively Nas’ journey of embracing his identification as a Black queer artist.
“I would like my followers to see the true me — I’m somebody who’s all the time joking and making enjoyable 24/7, so by way of this movie they will take what they wish to,” Nas instructed reporters on the pink carpet. The movie is also an finish of an period of his life and the start of a brand new one, he mentioned.
“This movie is so fast within the sense the frame of mind the place I’m in… a bit confused.” Nas mentioned.
Estrada instructed Reuters the movie is structured across the thought of transformation, the place Nas and his followers symbolize proudly owning as much as one’s identification and changing into the particular person one is supposed to be.
“The followers of Nas have embraced his message about changing into that particular person you are supposed to be, acknowledging all of the components of your self that you just love and concern,” Estrada mentioned.