Lil Nas X had ya’ll upset all weekend!
On Friday (March 26), the rapper whose given name is Montero Lamar Hill released a visual for his new track “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
The video, which instantly went viral with over 24 million views, has received praise from fans. But, it also upset many people with its religious imagery, depiction of the devil, and sexual undertones.
“Lil Nas is a whole new level of demonic,” wrote one Facebook user. “Some of ya’ll better check your kid’s playlist. Stay in the KNOW!”
Lil Nas is a whole new level of demonic. Some of y’all better check your kid’s playlist. Stay in the KNOW!
On Saturday, the rapper took to Twitter to respond to the outrage.
“I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s*** ya’ll preached would happen to me because I was gay,” he wrote in a tweet. ” So I hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.”
Now, folks are big mad after he previewed an unofficial pair of “Satan” Nikes which contain human blood.
Lil Nas X and New York-based art collective MSCHF collaborated to remix the Nike Air Max 97s. Nike has removed itself from the controversy.
“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF,” said Nike in an emailed statement to CNN. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
Set to launch as a limited-edition “drop” of 666 pairs, each shoe’s air bubble sole contains “one drop” of human blood.
They are priced at $1,018 a pair which is a reference to Luke 10:18, which reads: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
Everyone from governors to pastors has chimed in on the news of the shoe release.
“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive,” said South Dakota governor, Kristi Noem, in a tweet. “But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”
Lil Nas X, a child of the Internet and no stranger to this type of controversy, says the governor should focus on bigger problems.
ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job! https://t.co/qaor6W0B9C
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 28, 2021
“Ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some d*** shoes,” he said in a tweet. “Do ur job!”
Is Lil Nas X taking things too far?