Lil Nas X has last word as controversy erupts over ‘devil-worshipping’ video

Lil Nas X has last word as controversy erupts over ‘devil-worshipping’ video

The Guardian

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The rapper behind Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Satan Shoes has fired back at conservative critics one by one

It has been four days since Lil Nas X released the music video for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and turned into the most controversial pop star on the planet. The video, which features the rapper sliding down a pole to hell before giving the devil a lap dance, has garnered criticism from conservative politicians and commentators, who say the song encourages devil worshiping and scandalizes young fans.

In a note written to his younger self about the release, Lil Nas X (whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill) said he had created the video hoping to further normalize queerness. “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,” he said.

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