Whew, chile! Prepare for a weekend of the homophobes and fake woke committee coming up with all types ‘agenda’ conspiracies. If some got their ever so dry panties in a bunch over the ‘WAP’ music video, they’re going to have their thumbs working overtime after they click play on Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name).’ As a matter of fact, let’s go ahead and clear out the tomb because they’re going to be deceased.
After breaking several records with “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has been feeling the pressure for his future projects to match that success. The rapper went from unknown to being one of the most recognized artists in the world, and on Friday (March 26), he adds another single to his growing catalog with “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The track sees Nas making a huge statement to his would-be haters, to the world at large and even to his 14-year-old self. After coming out publicly as gay, the artist’s latest release is him at his most unapologetically queer, featuring reels and reels of provocative imagery that’s perhaps meant to make some people uncomfortable, while at the same time celebrating his ability to finally be himself. The rapper released the video alongside an open letter he penned to his younger self (Montero – his real name), sharing that he may be the most surprised at how unabashedly open he’s become about living his truth.
“Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it,” he wrote on Twitter alongside the release of the video. “It’s about a guy I met last summer.” Lil Nas X first came out on June 30, 2019, the last day of Pride Month. Realizing that this moment is bigger than his teen self, and even his adult self, he continued, writing, “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.”
He went on to acknowledge that he fully expects some people to react poorly, and that it’s a little scary to even release the video. “People will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda,” he penned. “But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the f–k out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.”
The video is fully on board with his statement, seeing Nas unapologetically taking on many forms. He’s Adam in the Garden of Eden, a lavender angel. a pole dancing demon, and all of that happens before he gives Satan himself a lap dance in boxer briefs ands thigh high boots before murdering him and taking over his thrown in hell. Yes, it’s a lot going on.
A dime and a nine, it was mine every week
What a time, an incline, God was shinin’ on me
Now I can’t leave
And now I’m actin’ hella elite
Never want the n*ggas that’s in my league
I want to f*ck the ones I envy, I envy
Take a look at the video for ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ below and let us know what you think. ISSA BOP OR ISSA FLOP?