It was only two short years ago that Lil Nas X was a student at Lithia Springs High School in Georgia.
Now, he's a superstar. His smash-hit debut single, “Old Town Road,” is currently the longest-running No. 1 single in Billboard’s history.
"I was dreaming that last year, around this time, I would make a huge footprint in music, and I would get up there as quick as I could," he told Gayle King on "CBS This Morning." "And I wouldn't have to wait as long as other people would. That honestly, like, was my goal."
He is an inspiration to students who have seen his meteoric success. Prior to the song’s release, Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, was living with his sister, trying to figure out how he would make ends meet.
"You're talking about somebody who has been sleeping on floors for months, trying to get some song to move," he said.
Hill recently came out as gay, saying he'd known since he was a child. He said he used to try to "pray it away."
"Definitely. I knew. I would just like, pray and pray. That it was like, a phase,” he said. He then added that he got comfortable with himself by the time he was 16 years old.
When it comes to dreams, Hill said the sky is the limit.
"It honestly means anything for anybody, and it's like a cliche thing. It really is ... like, it can happen for you. Anything is possible," he said.