Mayer has a discography full of classic hits since the 2000s, and while Lil Nas X is a new artist in comparison, he is no less successful, with a fair share of hits beneath his belt. He is definitely set to be a force to reckon with in the years to come.
So how are these two men connected apart from being successful musicians? Fans of the two were very surprised when Lil Nas X revealed during a Hot Wings interview that Mayer once made him cry at a party.
The Rundown On Mayer and Lil Nas X
Mayer has been praised severally for his versatile music ability and his fusion of soft rock, blues, and pop in a way that changed the music industry.
He has been releasing his music since the early 2000s and has made several hit songs such as “Edge of Desire,” “Vultures,” “Clarity,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” and many more. He has won several Grammys and MTV awards for his discography.
On the other hand, Lil Nas X is the mastermind behind the smash hit “Old Town Road.” He also put to rest rumors of his being a one-hit-wonder when he released more hits such as “Holiday,” “Industry baby,” and eventually his hit album “Montero.”
The songs off his album have since topped several charts and seem not to be stopping anytime soon. He has won several Grammys and Billboard awards for his music.
Mayer Made Lil Nas X Cry At A Pool Party
Lil Nas X was a guest on the popular YouTube series “Hot Wings,” where celebrities try a platter of spicy chicken wings while being interviewed by host Sean Evans.
Lil Nas X briefly mentioned that Mayer once made him cry during the interview, and host Evans asked him to elaborate. The singer replied to him while eating a spicy wing and explained that the event occurred at a pool party hosted by a record executive.
Mayer had approached the group and shared an inspirational piece (which Lil Nas X kept a secret), and the piece made him cry a “little bit.”
Many fans thought the tears were caused by an altercation between the two, but the truth that it was because of Mayer’s wise insight, was much better news.
How Else Is Mayer & Lil Nas X Connected?
Lil Nas X also spoke more about his relationship with Mayer and implied that they had known each other long before their pool party moment.
Apparently, the executive who hosted the party was Ron Perry, who is the CEO and Chairman of Columbia Records, the label that signed Mayer in 2000 and later signed Lil Nas X in 2019. So they are in the same music label, run in the same media circle and attend the same parties.
The two artists are also publicly fond of each other and have collaborated before. Mayer spoke about the collaboration on his Instagram Live show called “Current Mood” that when he first heard the song “Old Town Road,” he was very impressed and then when he met and spoke with Lil Nas X, he immediately had him come onto his IG live show to perform a rendition of the song.
Lil Nas X Also Spoke About Gordon Ramsay
During the Hot ones interview, Lil Nas X also spoke about his friendship with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
This came up when host Evans brought up that Lil Nas X made an appearance in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen to make a Panini. The singer shared that it happened after he released his hit song “Panini” and made a joke on Twitter that he wanted Chef Ramsay on a remix of the song.
Ramsay then invited Lil Nas X onto his YouTube Channel, where he taught him how to make a Panini using several special ingredients. Lil Nas X told Evans that the experience made him feel very good about his career.
He said, “He (Ramsay) was motivating me a lot by saying inspiring things because, you know, he’s done so much already and I’m just getting started on my journey.”