Lil Nas X, American rapper, has come through with a strange video for ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’, his long-awaited single.
In the intro of the visuals, which was dropped on Friday, the ‘Old Town Road’ hitmaker said: “In life, we hide the parts of ourselves we don’t want the world to see. We lock them away. We tell them, No. We banish them. But here, we don’t.”
In the over three-minute footage, the rapper introduces the audience to the fantasy land of Montero, named after him (Montero Lamar Hill), where he is free to represent his sexuality — as LGBT.
The video also depicts his queer and provocative way of life, using elements inspired by history and mythology, with a make-out session with an alien version of himself and a lap dance with the devil.
“Dear 14 year old Montero, 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 in a note to himself on his Instagram page.
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The 21-year-old rapper, who rose to prominence after the release of his first single ‘Old Town Road’, has gone ahead to garner several awards, including 2 Grammy awards, and 2 MTV video music awards.
He has also been named by Time as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet in 2019.
Watch the video below:
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