Old Town Road singer Lil Nas X has dropped a music video for his song Montero (Call Me By Your Name) which has divided fans with it’s graphic visuals…
The video, which hit a million views on YouTube after premiering just a few hours before, features provocative visuals superimposing the star being seduced by a serpent, stoned by an angry mob and ‘pole dancing straight into hell’.
It also portrays the 21-year-old singer – who came out as gay in a tweet in 2019 – giving ‘Satan’ a lap dance, and taking over hell after he callously murders him.
Watch the video below…
The video as well as the singer – whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill – trended on Twitter with a number of tweeps disturbed and outraged at it’s ‘blasphemy’…
me watching lil nas x give a lap dance to satan in thigh highs and booty shorts pic.twitter.com/GQgBzg4g18
— ︎joe (@jxeker) March 26, 2021
Lil Nas X twerking on Satan what blasphemy is this https://t.co/NLxNqh0GBN
— Donne Jovi (@donneworldwide) March 26, 2021
Not to be the fun police (I love Lil Nas and he looks sickening here) but this is low-key offensive to my Christian sensibilities https://t.co/qeSORhENnD
— moscato mami (@yollysaurus) March 26, 2021
Others made light of the video’s explicit nature…
lil nas x video is gonna be what takes out prince philip pic.twitter.com/4Iz43nEIBI
— @rend3n1 March 26, 2021
lil nas x trying to get into heaven after the call me by your name video pic.twitter.com/vR5LfWycB6
— DADDY…….no really , im a dad. (@suckmyshithoe) March 26, 2021
Lil Nas X walking over to satan in the call me by your name video pic.twitter.com/6kSE2Y3nCp
— (@thecozyboye) March 26, 2021
Despite the controversy, many fans defended the singer and the video…
— Will(@atb__william) March 26, 2021
lil nas x descending into hell via stripper pole is exactly what the gay agenda needs right now pic.twitter.com/1bXaFbRzUo
— matt (@mattxiv) March 26, 2021
lil nas x is living every queer theatre kid’s dream
— michel (@michelpng) March 26, 2021
Following the release of the video, Lil Nas posted a letter to his ’14 year-old self’, on Twitter, in which he he claimed the song would “open doors for many other queer people to simply exist”.
— nope (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
What are your thoughts on the music video – do you find it offensive or are you a fan?