Lil Nas X fans, rejoice! His new single and music video, titled “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” are here – and Twitter users already have a lot to say.
The video, out Friday, shows the singer in a colorful fantasy world, where he plays multiple characters and slays in elaborate makeup, hair and costuming.
Fans were quick to celebrate the video on social media.
“Lil Nas X came through with Montero 👏😭” user @ArthShahverdyan tweeted.
“I can truly say that Lil nas x put his whole soul into Montero/ CMBYN and it shows I’m low key speechless,” user @_kingxay wrote.
Others praised the video and track for being unabashedly queer.
“Lil Nas X being unapologetically BLACK & GAY, giving queer kids someone to look up to AND pissing of homophobes in the process >>>>>>>” user @atb__william tweeted.
In a post to Instagram, Nas X posted a letter to “14 year old Montero,” seemingly referring to his younger self.
“I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer. 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 wrote.
The singer came out as gay in July 2019.
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Some viewers, however, thought the video walked down an “Old Town Road” that has already been walked before, drawing comparisons to FKA twigs’ 2019 music video for “Cellophane.”
“lil nas x beat fka twigs’ cellophane for best music video at the grammys then completely ripped it off,” user @linoangelo_ tweeted.
“LIL NAS X IS A BLATANT THIEF, COPYING FKA TWIGS’s CELLOPHANE MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT,” user @takenolsjustws wrote.
“i like the concept of guys doing something creative like this but like it’s kinda copying of cellophane by fka twigs,” user @anduwus wrote.
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