Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lil Nas X Paves Over His Old Town Road with R-Rated “Montero” Meditation on Homophobia, Satanism, and Lap Dancing


Lil Nas X, the 21 year old rapper, made so much money last year from “Old Town Road” he can do anything he likes now.

And he is.

His new single and video, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is causing a sensation. The video already has more than 10 million views on YouTube. The single is number 3 on iTunes. People are paying attention.

“Montero” is named for the rapper himself– that’s his first name. The single covers homophobia, Satanism, Plato, and lap dancing. It’s no Old Town Road. That’s allĀ  been paved over. Lil Nas X is turning himself into a force to be reckoned with.

Nas made a lot of jokes last year on Twitter about all the “Old Town Road” remixes, especially the one with Billy Ray Cyrus that put him over the top. I’m not sure there will be any country stars lining up for this one, but you never know.

Whatever you think of the song, this video has incredible graphics. It looks very expensive. And, it’s, uh, wild. Can;t wait to see this reproduced live on awards shows this fall!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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