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Lil Nas X lapdances with Satan in controversial video ‘Montero’

The unapologetically queer singer also sold sneakers with a drop of human blood

LiFTED | Marcus Aurelius | 30 Mar 2021

Over the past three years, Lil Nas X has proven himself to be the king of the internet. First, he produced ‘Old Town Road’ for US$30 and turned it into 2019’s biggest song, selling 14 million units. Then, he came out as gay, which made many raise an eyebrow since the LGBTQ lifestyle and Hip Hop have not always mixed well, to say the least. Now, Lil Nas X is stirring up more controversy with his new video and a marketing stunt that has conservative politicians’ panties in a bunch.

In ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name),’ Lil Nas X starts off as a Jimi Hendrix-mixed-with-Andre-3000-like character in his own Garden of Eden being chased by an alien version of himself. Soon, he’s on trial in a courtroom, which leads to his death. On his way to heaven, a stripper pole appears, Lil Nas X changes into a BDSM outfit, and he pole dances his way to hell. Once he lands in hell, he finds Satan and gives him the lapdance of a lifetime. Soon, Lil Nas X is upside down in Satan’s lap, and then he goes behind him and twists his neck, takes his horns, and *SPOILER ALERT* ends up being an angel.

Naturally, as soon as it was released, the controversy started rolling in. Lil Nas X had to respond to weirdos on the internet, cheap political hacks trying to make news, and even the governor of South Dakota.

But Lil Nas X wasn’t done. He baited more people into his realm by teasing a release of 666 pairs of Nike’s that had one drop of blood in them for a little over US$1,000. This really freaked people out. Pastors told sermons about the evils of Lil Nas X, and of course, Fox News had to chime in.

Nike was catching flack for the shoes, but they weren’t involved in making the shoes. A company called MSCHF fitted the black and red Air Max ‘97s with a pentagram on the laces as well as the words Luke 10:18, which is a reference to the devil in the Bible.


‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ has 40 million views in four days and the ‘Satan Shoes’ sold out in one minute, proving that the sneaker resale market is insane and that Lil Nas X is a master of the internet.

Watch Lil Nas X's ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ below.