Lil Nas X Responds To Backlash Over His Latest Music Video ‘Montero’

 

We all know Lil Nas X is no stranger to controversy and, following the prosthetic boob scandal, Lil Nas X has now faced backlash for ‘twerking on a CGI Satan’ in his latest Montero (Call Me By Your Name) music video…

 

 

Although some have praised the video as a powerful metaphor for how it feels to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, others have responded with some, let’s say, hefty criticism…

 

 

To give you a background – the video is full of biblical references and starts with the artist being seduced by the snake in the Garden of Eden. He’s then put on trial and stoned to death before ascending to heaven – but his trip is cut short, as he rides a pole down to Hell to give Satan the now-infamous lap dance.

 

 

But OBVIOUSLY, Lil Nas X wouldn’t mince his words when it came to clapping back in a series of Tweets, writing, ‘Y’all saying a gay n— twerking on a cgi satan is the end of times like slavery and the holocaust didn’t happen.’

 

 

One critic even had the audacity to pin the destruction of society on him, to which the singer fired back, ‘There is a mass shooting every week that our government does nothing to stop. me sliding down a cgi pole isn’t what’s destroying society.’

 

 

He also wrote, ‘There was no system involved. I made the decision to create the music video. I am an adult. I am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. that is your job.’

 

 

The star followed up with a cheeky anecdote, ‘Showed my 3-month-old niece the call me by your name video and she said ‘uncle that was quite the stupendous visual, why in heavens would any individual be enraged over such a sensational showpiece’ I’m gonna go cry yall.’

 

 

Before dropping the music video, he even penned a letter to his 14-year-old self, writing, ‘You see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the f— out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.’

 

Just in case you didn’t know, Lil Nas X came out back in 2019 when he marked the end of Pride Month by referring to his song ‘C7osure’ as his official coming-out song.

 

What do YOU think about Lil Nas X’s latest visual for Montero?

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