I hadn’t seen a video this epic and flamboyant for a long time… maybe since Perfume Genius’ own creations? Yesterday, Lil Nas X shared a video for his new single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ after tweeting the following:
‘I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer,” he wrote. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist. 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 fuck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. Sending you love from the future.’
Of course, it is wild and gayer than anything you have ever seen. The visuals cover everything from the Bible’s snake to Greek/Roman mythology to some Marie Antoinette-inspired blue wig, to full archangel in the sky gliding on a dance pole down to hell for a hot sex scene with the devil. The colors are as attractive as a candy store and the entire thing looks like an acid trip or a Saturday morning cartoon. The video has already more than 7.5M views in one day, which is probably some record, but I got intrigued when ‘Satan’ was trending on Twitter. Satan?
Obviously, some people are mad, such gayness in full display, with this huge success, had to piss off tons of people, Lil Nas is a threat for the youth, and tweets like this one or this one perfectly sum up the situation: he is destroying our society!
In particular, this video showing Lil Nas x entertaining plenty of happy kids with the caption ‘The system is targeting kids. Lil Nas X’s fanbase is mostly children. They did the same thing with Miley Cyrus after Hannah Montana,’ got a reaction from the ‘Old Town Road’ man: ‘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,’ Lil Nas X wrote back. Excellent point. Although I am just happy I don’t have to explain to my 6-year-old why he cannot watch the new video of his favorite rapper.