Billy Ray Cyrus respects and appreciates Lil Nas X so much that he considers him a member of his family, a new report from Us Magazine claimed. The 58-year-old, in an interview with the outlet on the 30th of January, stated that he has officially adopted the “Old Town Road” rapper.
Billy Ray Cyrus said he would “die for that boy,” and “loves him so much.” He added that he was so incredibly proud of him, and would have his back until the bitter end. Billy added that every member of the Cyrus clan gets along with him well so he’s like family now.
Furthermore, Billy Ray Cyrus praised Lil Nas X, 20, for introducing a new element into the music industry. According to the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer, Lil Nas X used his artistic talents, creative vision, and intelligent mind to tear down barriers in the music business.
As most know, Billy Ray and Lil Nas X first worked together on the remix of his song, “Old Town Road,” which went on to earn both of them their first Grammy Award for Best Music Video on the 26th of January. Additionally, the pair won another Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Cyrus said during the same interview that when he first heard the song, he knew right away he had to work with the 20-year-old artist. Additionally, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Sam Eliott have teamed up in recent news to promote the new flavor of Doritos Cool Ranch.
According to the father of Miley Cyrus, the commercial features two very charismatic individuals facing off against each other. Billy Ray also shared his thoughts on Lil Nas X coming out as gay, stating that the 20-year-old had to admit it eventually, not for others, but for himself.
As most know, Lil Nas X’s sexuality revelation was praised by many people in the music industry, although, criticized by some, including Pastor Troy, who recently fired off on the rapper for his win at the Grammys this year.