Lil Nas X may just have another #1 hit on his hands.
Less than a week after its release, Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is eyeing a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Chart Data. Should the feat be accomplished, Nas X would become the fourth artist in as many weeks to debut at No. 1 on the chart (following Drake’s “What’s Next,” Cardi B’s Up,” and Justin Bieber’s “Peaches”).
The 21-year-old artist took to Twitter on Tuesday to celebrate the news, telling fans that if his single debuts at No. 1, he’s buying all six million of his followers a “12 pack of Hanes socks.” The gift offering is the latest troll job in a week that’s seen Nas X entangled in a series of controversies, from the “Montero” music video backlash to the “Satan Sneakers” to the Nike lawsuit.
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