Lil Nas X has lastly launched his highly-anticipated new single, and it got here with a music video to remind us all that “Outdated City Street” was simply the tip of the iceberg. Not solely is “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify)” an instantaneous earworm, however the music video is a visible masterpiece that we have actually solely see from visionary artists like FKA twigs, Chloe x Halle, Cardi B, and The Weeknd. The video has the rapper in a reimagined Backyard of Eden – dubbed Montero – by which Lil Nas X is seduced by himself dressed as a snake and tried by a fashionably catty jury. He subsequently pole slides all the way down to Hell the place he seduces the Satan to say his throne for himself. If you did not have Lil Nas X giving Devil a lap dance in boxer briefs, thigh-high boots, and knee-length vivid crimson braids in your 2021 bingo card, you aren’t the one one! However rattling, I am right here for it.
Lil Nas X, whose actual identify is Montero Lamar Hill, posted a letter together with the video that exposed why it is greater than a fantastically produced, salaciously sacrilegious piece of artwork. In it, the rapper wrote to his youthful self acknowledging his previous worry of constructing his sexuality public and the way the narrative of the LGBTQA+ neighborhood trying to “push an agenda” made him need to disguise his genuine self. “Individuals might be offended, they may say I am pushing an agenda. However the fact is, I’m,” he wrote. “The agenda to make folks keep the f*ck out of different folks’s lives and cease dictating who they need to be. Sending you like from the longer term.”
What else is there to say to that however hell f*cking sure! Watch the music video above after which learn Lil Nas X’s message to 14-year-old Montero forward. We guess he is fairly rattling proud.
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