In the second track on his debut studio album, “DEAD RIGHT NOW”, Lil Nas X recounts the numerous fake interactions he has had during his rise to stardom. He presents various scenarios, like one where he only receives responses to texts due to his newfound fame. He even calls these detractors out on a personal level, revealing that they were not present during his struggles with suicide, only appearing once they could grovel for a slice of his success. But in the end, to X, they are “Dead Right Now.”
This song references his dad.
Left school, then my dad and I had a face-to-face in Atlanta
He said, “It’s one in a million chance, son,” I told him, “Daddy, I am that one-uh, uh-uh”
I ain’t never need him, huh, I ain’t never need no nigga, uh
This is ironic considering he does background vocals on this song.
Verse 3 references his mom.
My mama told me that she love me, don’t believe her
When she get drunk, she hit me up, man, with a fever, like, woah
“You ain’t even all that pretty, you ain’t even all that, nigga, you ain’t helpin’ out with me, God will forgive you”
What do you think about this song?