Lil Nas X dropped his eagerly-awaited new single on Friday, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) and some the world was just not ready for all that!
The video has over 30 million views and sent some right-wing conservatives and evangelicals into tailspin.
So, what did his Dad think of it? Nas shared a text message he got from his pops,
“Very creative video,” his father began, diplomatically. “I got through it 😂😂 Congratulations. Live life on YOUR terms. Very PROUD of you.”
Nas responded with,
“lmaoo love this man.”
lmaoo love this man pic.twitter.com/IoZB8QELi5— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
“shock for his Dad”.
But he confessed it ultimately brought them closer together. He has spoken of having a more difficult relationship with his mother as she has addiction issues.
The new video has prompted hundreds of thousands of comments online. Some evangelicals have blasted the performer and accused him of Satanism.
On Saturday, he explained in a tweet,
“I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.”
i spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
Nas is also launching as a limited-edition 666 pairs of Nike sneakers, each shoe’s air bubble sole contains 60 cubic centimeters (2.03 fluid ounces) of red ink and “one drop” of human blood, according to MSCHF. They are priced at $1,018 a pair, a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18 that reads,
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
A MSCHF spokesperson said the blood had been provided by members of the art collective and that Nike was
“not involved in this in any capacity.”
This, of course, has also been met with accusations of devil-worship.
Below, is a tweet with a link to a YouTube video that was promised as an apology, but he just rips on critics and doubles down.
South Dakota’s Republican Governor, Kristi Noem was esp[ecially freaked about the sneaks. Noem posted on Twitter saying,
“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ 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.”
Zero fucks given, Nas told her to stop tweeting about shoes and get to work.
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
Right-wing pastor Greg Locke was the latest to go on the attack labeling it a
“bunch of Satanism, a bunch of wickedness, bunch of devilism, bunch of demonism, bunch of psychotic wickedness.”
Lil Nas X was so impressed by the epic rant, he says he’ll sample it.
i’m sampling this https://t.co/H2mlZs9YkW— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 28, 2021