Lil Nas X took a second to deal with his detractors this week as he reached a brand new musical milestone.
The 2-time Grammy winner’s newest track, “Montero (Name Me By Your Title),” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Scorching 100 chart this week. It’s his second No. 1 single after his country-trap smash, “Outdated City Street,” topped the identical chart for 19 weeks in 2019.
True to kind, Lil Nas X commemorated the achievement with a collection of tweets late Monday through which he spoke to those that assumed he was a novelty act.
Moments later, he took one other swipe at critics of his provocative track, tweeting, “i hope my haters are unhappy. i hope they’re crying. i would like your tears to fill my grammy cup,” earlier than including, “god i’m gonna achieve this a lot intercourse tonight.”
And shortly after that, Lil Nas X posted a brief video he stated he filmed final June to congratulate his future self on the success of his then-unreleased monitor.
“I wish to say I’m happy with you,” he says within the video, briefly slipping right into a British accent. “Congratulations, you deserve all the nice shit that’s occurring to you proper now.”
He ended the thread on a severe notice, telling followers, “all jokes apart, we get to manage our personal future, by no means let the world determine it for you. irrespective of how darkish it might look preserve fucking going!”
Launched on March 26, “Montero (Name Me By Your Title)” has generated vital controversy. The track is a nod to the rapper’s youthful self ― his actual title is Montero Lamar Hill ― and has been broadly interpreted as a celebration of queer sexuality.
A lot of the backlash, nevertheless, stemmed from the track’s video. In it, Lil Nas X seems in celestial garb earlier than driving a stripper’s pole from heaven into hell, the place he proceeds to offer the satan a lap dance.
The video’s mixture of sacred and sexually specific imagery has drawn comparisons to Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” and, as within the case of that 1989 music video, conservative lawmakers and media pundits alike have condemned it.
However Lil Nas X, who will flip 22 on Friday, is poised to have the ultimate giggle ― even when his “Devil Sneakers” footwear tie-in now faces an unsure destiny.
In a March 26 notice posted on his social media accounts, the rapper predicted the furor that “Montero (Name Me By Your Title)” would immediate and stated its mission was “to make individuals keep the fuck out of different individuals’s lives and cease dictating who they need to be.”
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