While appearing on an Instagram Live with Rap Alert yesterday (28 March), Lil Nas X evaded a question about a potential Nicki Minaj collaboration on his debut album MONTERO, causing fans to think there will be one.
Last Friday (26 March), Lil Nas X returned with his highly-anticipated new single "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)". He also confirmed his debut album title MONTERO later that day, but is yet to share a specific release date.
During an interview with Rap Alert on Instagram Live yesterday (28 March), Lil Nas X discussed his debut album, and said (according to HotNewHipHop), "You can expect many more moments like this. You can expect people learning more about Montero, learning more about me. You can expect me being myself, like, fully and not really giving a fuck, I guess."
The interviewer went on to ask about a potential Nicki Minaj collaboration, but framed the question in a way that implied that there's already a collaboration in the bag, "And what was it like collabing with Nicki Minaj?" Lil Nas X replied, "Oh my god. I gotta go. I love you Nicki. I gotta gooo, bye!"
Lil Nas X hung up while saying bye, further hinting that they might have already collaborated on a track.
You guys asked and I delivered. I asked Lil Nas X about the Nicki Minaj collab pic.twitter.com/1WPPhYT608— Rap Alert (@rapalert3) March 28, 2021
MONTERO will be Lil Nas X's first collection of tracks since his 2019 debut EP 7.
Back in January Lil Nas X's huge hit "Old Town Road" became the most certified song in US music history with its 14th platinum certification.