Lil Nas X turned down role to star opposite Zendaya on Euphoria

By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail.com

He is already one of the most talked about names in music.

And Lil Nas X revealed that he could have starred in one of the most talked about shows on television.

The 22-year-old rapper revealed that he had turned down the opportunity to have a role opposite Zendaya in Euphoria as he was one of the artists featured on the cover of Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood issue.

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Shining star: Lil Nas X revealed that he had turned down the opportunity to have a role opposite Zendaya in Euphoria as he was one of the artists featured on the cover of Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood issue

Nas - who was highlighted along with Olivia Rodrigo and Thomas Doherty - said he considered starring on the HBO drama but did not feel ready as he was focusing on his music.

The Montero (Call Me By Your Name) hitmaker explained: 'I was actually going to do Euphoria, but I didn’t want to take time away from finishing my album.

'I definitely want to get into acting, but I feel I have to give it my all, and I want to focus on music for right now. I want my first movie to be amazing.'

'I was actually going to do Euphoria, but I didn’t want to take time away from finishing my album': The 22-year-old rapper said he considered starring on the HBO drama but did not feel ready as he was focusing on his music

Talented: Euphoria has been a success critically as the program has earned three Primetime Emmy Awards including an outstanding lead actress win for Zendaya

Euphoria has been a success critically as the program has earned three Primetime Emmy Awards including an outstanding lead actress win for Zendaya. 

The rapper - born Montero Lamar Hill - also got personal as he said that his current boyfriend could be 'the one.'

Nas said: 'I’ve had some good boyfriends and some bad ones. A lot of them were emotionally unavailable or had a lot of insecurity and whatnot.

'I've found someone special now. I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling': The rapper - born Montero Lamar Hill - also got personal as he said that his current boyfriend could be 'the one'

Interesting: The Old Town Road hitmaker has kept his dating life private but it has been rumored that he is dating dancer Yai Ariza who he famously kissed at the end of his BET Awards performance last month

'[But] I've found someone special now. I think this is the one. I can’t explain it — it’s just a feeling.' 

The Old Town Road hitmaker has kept his dating life private but it has been rumored that he is dating dancer Yai Ariza who he famously kissed at the end of his BET Awards performance last month.

As a result of that performance , Nas was at the center of plenty of homophobic comments including some from fellow rappers.

He was asked about comments made by other artists and declined to talk about them directly but said: 'The honest truth is, I don’t want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field. It’s more for my own safety rather than anything else.'

'She’s super outspoken, she’s a boss and she goes after what she wants': Nas also talked about his fandom of fellow rapper Nicki Minaj and explained why the artist means so much to him

'It's helping me a lot':  Last year he admitted to running a fan Twitter account for the 38-year-old Trinidadian-born rapper (seen in February 2020) which had a six-figure following and explained the experience helped him see challenges that artists go through

Nas was then asked if he had ever felt unsafe as a result of being an openly gay man in a genre that has been historically homophobic.

He said: 'Yeah, a lot of times, absolutely. Especially after [Montero]. There was literally someone who chased my car a few days after that video came out, yelling, "F*** you!" or something. And that’s when I actually started getting security.' 

He explained that he was not completely sure what compelled the stranger to pursue him but added: 'I feel like it couldn’t be a coincidence'.'

Nas also talked about his fandom of fellow rapper Nicki Minaj and explained why the artist means so much to him.

The cover story also included a fashion photoshoot in which the artist put together his best poses in couture pieces; as he is seen wearing Burberry

He explained: 'I felt like [Minaj] was unique to the rap industry — somebody who is super talented but didn’t get all the credit because of her being a woman. She’s super outspoken, she’s a boss and she goes after what she wants. I love all those attributes.'

Last year he admitted to running a fan Twitter account for the 38-year-old Trinidadian-born rapper which had a six-figure following and explained the experience helped him see challenges that artists go through.

Nas said: 'Being on stan Twitter as a whole, I learned a lot about the things that artists have to go through and also a lot of music industry history. It’s helping me a lot.'

The cover story also included a fashion photoshoot in which the artist put together his best poses in couture pieces from Chrome Hearts, Burberry, and Dsquared2.

Highly-anticipated: Lil Nas X recently released the music video for his single Industry Baby featuring Jack Harlow as he is putting the finishing touches on his debut album