Pastor Troy on Lil Nas X: ‘The only X I respect is Malcolm’

Fast facts about Lil Nas X Lil Nas X's real name is Montero Lamar Hill The rapper is from Lithia Springs, Georgia. His country-rap fusion single "Old Town Road" shot him to musical fame. Hill scored six Grammy nominations for 2020. Among them are nominations for Best New Artist and his EP, "7." Billboard magazine calls "Old Town Road" "one of the most dominant Hot 100 Number One’s of the last 25 years."

Lil Nas X ‘s simple response to Pastor Troy apparently hasn’t spelled the end of the Down South Georgia Boys rapper’s thoughts on the fellow Georgian performer.

Pastor Troy spurred online chatter when he took issue with the neon pink custom Versace ensemble Lil Nas X, who announced on World Pride Day last year that he is gay, wore at the Grammy Awards over the weekend.

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“Welp, Guess I won’t be winning a GRAMMY...If this what I gotta wear,” said Troy, whose real name is Micah LeVar Troy. He also applauded his son for no longer wanting to go to Applebee’s after a commercial aired of “some punks kissing and laughing and eating mozzarella sticks.”

After Troy’s remarks reached Twitter, Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Hill, tweeted in part, “i look good in that pic.”

On Thursday, Pastor Troy took to Instagram and said he’ll go on his own radio show to share his opinions.

“I’m headed Back To Atlanta Today and I Can’t Wait To Go On DSGBRADIO.Com, My Independently Black Owned Radio Station, Where I say and Play what I Feel,” Troy wrote in the caption of the post.

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“Today’s Topic: ‘Can We Still Have An Opinion?’ I’ll be voicing Mine!!!” he added before inviting fans to share their own opinions by calling the accompanying phone number.

Troy's Instagram post included a message that said, "The Only X I Respect is Malcolm, referring to the human rights activist of the civil rights movement. It also seemed to reference his online dust-up with the record-breaking Lithia Springs native.

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