Why a Night of Insomnia May Be the Best Thing That Happened to Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X’s entire life has changed dramatically thanks to the unparalleled success of "Old Town Road," which might have never happened if not for a bout of insomnia.

Lil Nas X tells Billboard he was at a crossroads because he didn’t know what to do with his life and he was living with his sister, who was growing tired of his stay, which gave him enough anxiety to keep him up late one fateful night.

"It was the middle of the night and I got up and started searching through beats on YouTube and I went through a hundred or more...Before I came across this one beat that sounded different...and felt like it related to what I was going through."

And the rest is chart-topping history.

Lil Nas X’s latest single "Panini" is out now.

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