Lil Nas X is the latest artist to come under fire by the right, for expressing his sexuality.
For the past two weeks, conservatives have been up in arms over a raunchy performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion at the Grammy Awards.
Lil Nas X must have been taking notes, and preparing himself for the backlash over his latest video “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” which features the rapper in the garden of Eden, surrounded by sin and temptation.
Lil Nas X ends up in chains and gets stoned to death.W hen presented with the option between heaven or hell, Lil Nas X chooses the latter.
While he’s enjoying purgatory, the “Old Town Road” hitmaker grinds on Satan and even gives Beelzebub a lap dance.
While he’s been mostly praised for being an openly gay Black man, Lil Nas X has been receiving some pushback over the video.
Twitter user @robbystarbuck said: “It’s just sick and depraved and an attempt to destroy our society.”
Lil Nas X took offense to the comment.
y’all saying a gay n#### twerking on a cgi satan is the end of times like slavery and the holocaust didn’t happen
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
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. https://t.co/SzjjYe2tf4
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
“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,” the 21-year-old rap star quipped, referencing recent mass shootings in Georgia, and Colorado.
Rap star Big Sean also commended Lil Nas X for his fearlessness.
“The creativity n confidence to do you fully is my favorite part! Keep rockin bro,” Big Sean told Lil Nas X who replied: “Wow bro thanks! means a lot coming from you! i’m blasting deep reverence today!”
Its called freedom to do anything, God gave everyone free will, if people want to go to heaven then they must believe and do good deeds but if people want to do other things then its up to them. Its not God's fault that the holocaust and slavery happened, rather its the person's
— m…..rod (@chosenmoises562) March 27, 2021
2 Timothy 3, 1-5:
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous…
— Jamerson (@KiethJamerson) March 27, 2021
Why this video does nothing glorify God in any way nor does it bring anything positive into the fold. I wouldn’t freak out over it. I don’t think the goal was to glorify God here. Unfortunately I feel it’s intent is to provoke reaction which only serves to hold society back.
— Corbiey Ouellette (@CorbieyO) March 27, 2021
They're literally more worried about that than the literal pandemic we're in
— |Tay|/ (@BostonBandito) March 27, 2021
Yo, lil nas X, as a christian and a gay, please continue just doing whatever the fck you want. You got mine and my girlfriend's support. Don't let these fake ass Christians with their fake outrage take away your celebration. Montero is a masterpiece thru and thru.
— Angélique ✨ (she/her) (@AngeliqueLiquee) March 27, 2021
that very religion that they're getting so defensive about is the same religion that justified slavery too lol–maybe they should get angrier at that then you living your best life
— Cloud (@spacelovelies) March 27, 2021