Blame it on the pandemic. Lil Nas X revealed in a new interview on Wednesday (Jan. 6) that the global crisis impacted his plans to record with none other than Miley Cyrus.
“I had plans to work on this one song with Miley earlier last year, and then the pandemic happened,” he told host Andy Cohen during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “So we didn’t get to, like, meet up or anything. But, you know, maybe it’ll happen now.”
While the rapper didn’t share which song he had hoped to turn into a collab with Miley, he did spill about the last time he’d been in touch with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, who collaborated with him on his breakout No. 1 hit “Old Town Road” back in 2019. “The last thing that texted Billy Ray Cyrus was, like, how was he doing, maybe a month or so ago? Yeah.”
Of course, the younger Cyrus has found plenty of her own musical inspiration during the pandemic, releasing her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, in December 2020. Featuring collaborations with Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks, the love letter to ’80s rock peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, becoming Miley’s highest charting LP on the tally since 2013’s Bangerz.
For his part, Lil Nas X released his latest single “Holiday” in November, just days before his groundbreaking virtual concert event, The Lil Nas X Concert Experience. The star’s official debut album is expected to drop some time in 2021.
Listen to Lil Nas X talk everything Cyrus family on Andy Cohen Live below.