Lil Nas X is shaking the table!
The rapper just released the video for his new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and the people are talking.
The video is one big metaphor for owning something you once believed you would be demonized for — in Lil Nas’ case, it’s his sexuality.
Did we mention it ends with the 21-year-old sliding down to Hell on a stripper pole and giving Satan a lap-dance?
The video itself was imagined by the young performer with heavy nods to Greek mythology as well as biblical references, opening in the Garden of Eden. Here, we find Nas as Adam and then also as the snake. He tempts himself, with the snake pushing Adam to the ground and licking his body.
In another scene, Nas is about to be executed in the Coliseum, again surrounding with versions of himself both in stone version and with wigs piled high. When he is finally executed, after a slight rise, seemingly to heaven, he finds himself falling, then spinning down a stripper pole that leads to hell. There, he seduces the devil with a lap dance, if we are putting it simply. According to a release he “harnesses his sexuality,” to strip the devil “of his power as an evil force — and dismantling the throne of judgment and punishment that has kept many of us from embracing our true selves out of fear.”
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” serves as the first song from Lil Ana’s’ debut album ‘Montero’ due out later this year.
See the video that has everyone talking for yourself below.