Celebs reveal the stories behind their stage names

Lil Nas X details the origin of his stage moniker, and his real name too

Stars Insider

12/01/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Stage names

What is the backstory behind Snoop Dogg's name? Or how about singer Lady Gaga? We've dug up the most interesting stories behind your favorite celebrities' stage names.

Lil Nas X's name origin is very on-brand for him, as he revealed on 'The Tonight Show' that it first started from his "internet alias" which was 'Nas,' but he thought it was funny that every new rapper's name started with "Lil," so he did the same, and he added the X later. It's fitting for someone whose fame rocketed on the internet and with so much humor, plus, he told Jimmy Fallon, the story for his real name is even better. 

Click through this gallery and learn all about how these monikers came to be!

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