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Lil Nas X Was “100%” Confident That “Old Town Road” Would Be a Viral Hit

Lil Nas X Was “100%” Confident That “Old Town Road” Would Be a Viral Hit

Lil Nas X tells <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> that when he wrote “Old Town Road,” he was certain it would become a viral hit he could ride till he can’t no more. “One hundred percent,” he says about his confidence in breaking big online. “When I was putting out music before ‘Old Town Road,’ I was using the internet heavily to promote [myself]…I was known for tweeting memes and stuff like that, and with ‘Old Town Road’ I decided to incorporate the song within those funny videos and test reactions. When you don’t have money, which I did not have, you have to use your best advantage, and that’s what I did.” He adds, “I knew the song was going to be something from the first time I heard the beat–not that it was going to become a worldwide song or break any records, but I knew it was special. I’d heard a lot of songs, but I’d never heard a song like this.”<br />

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-06/lil-nas-x-grammys-2020-old-town-road