Lil Nas X has been facing some criticism over the last few days on social media. This is after a video surfaced of what is supposedly his mother on the streets of his hometown of Atlanta asking people for money. The reaction online wasn’t pleasant as users wondered why Nas X isn’t helping his mother right now after the massive success he’s sustained over the last two years. This is after Nas X spoke early last year about her dealing with drug addictions.
Nas X’s Father Comes To His Son’s Defense
Nas X‘s father is now taking to Instagram to stand up for his son. He had a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday evening explaining things. He admitted that Nas X‘s mother does have an addiction but said she’s a queen and that money hasn’t been able to help her.
“Despite what people say @lilnasx is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with. Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction she’s STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we’re taking care of. Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain’t enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right.”
Nas X Says He Doesn’t Have A Close Relationship With His Mother
“I never really talk about my mom. She’s an addict so we don’t have the closest relationship,” said Nas X to the outlet. “Even trying to get her better — things didn’t quite work out. But there’s still love… The biggest surprise of becoming globally famous? On the outside, everybody loves you — but on the inside, everything [feels] the same.”
Nas X Continues To Be One Of The Biggest Artists In The World
As for Nas X‘s music career, he is definitely sitting pretty. He released his new “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” single at the end of March and it was an instant smash hit. It debuted at No.1. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it did receive some help from controversy from the music video, where he is seen twerking on Satan. Nas X also released the unauthorized Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes” with MSCHF.
Nas X Recently Dealt With Legal Battle With Nike
Nas X‘s “Satan Shoes” were immediately met with a trademark infringement lawsuit from Nike. He was not listed as a defendant but MSCHF was. A settlement was reached last week, though. MSCHF launched a “voluntary recall” of the shoes to buy all of them back for their original prices. 666 were sold in total at a retail price of $1,018. The people who don’t return the shoes for a refund would have to contact MSCHF if they run into any issues with their product.