After an exhausting 2019 in music, Lil Nas X is planning to step away for the time being. The Atlanta native made the surprising announcement Twitter on Friday afternoon (Sept. 27), which was actually met with great gratitude and support from his rabid fanbase.

For those expecting to see Nas X perform at Twitchon or Sandbox Music Festival, he will no longer be on the bill. "It’s been a wild last 7 months and im ready to take a little time off," Lil Nas explained. "sorry to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, I will not be there. I love u guys and will make it up to you some way."

The 20-year-old has had quite the start to his career with a banner 2019, which includes the longest-running No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history, with "Old Town Road" topping the chart for a monumental 19 weeks. Earlier this week (Sept. 23), both "Panini" and his 7 EP also became platinum-certified by the RIAA.

Find Lil Nas X's announcement below. 


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