Check out how Lil Nas X responded to people trying to spread hate against his new music video Montero (Call Me By Your Name).
Music is and always will be the greatest platform for any artist and human to express their true self. Artists have been using music to show the world what they are and what they believe in. Lil Nas, a celebrated artist who gave the music industry hits like Old Town Road, is not different. The Grammy winner only came out as gay last year and has received love from his fans across the world. He recently released a new music album titled, Montero, named after his birth name, which is the first song after his forthcoming. With the song, the artist celebrates queer sexuality and everything that he like many others had to face all his life.
The music is electrifying but it is the picturization that has caught everyone’s attention and not in a positive way for certain groups. The video begins with him as Adam sitting under a tree and ends with him ruling hell. He slides into hell on a pole, gives Satan a lap dance with him casually breaking his neck to take his crown.
While the video is an extravagant celebration of all the LBGTQA+ community, it certainly left a part of the internet spewing hate. While a huge part of the internet shared positive reactions, the artist also received homophobic backlash online. But Lil Nas didn’t hold back from responding to them.
He also took the time to speak about his own experience as a child. Nas tweeted, “I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would happen to me because I was gay. So I hope you are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.” He also wrote a letter to the 14-year-old self and shared the same on his account.