Sunday, October 2, 2022

Lil Nas X Reacts to Backlash Over His Pregnancy-Themed Photo Shoot

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*Lil Nas X is celebrating the upcoming release of his debut album “Montero” with a pregnancy-themed photoshoot.

The controversial artist will deliver his “baby” on Sept. 17. He tells PEOPLE that he came up with the idea to do the shoot after listening to Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new song “Dolla Sign Slime.”

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,’ so I immediately called my stylist,” he says. “She was like, ‘Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is my baby, huh?’ As a joke, she was like, ‘Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot.'”

“I was like, ‘You know what? That’s actually brilliant,'” he continues. “So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it’s going to be amazing.”

In the accompanying caption for the photoshoot, he wrote: “SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy MONTERO is due September 17, 2021.”

Check out his post below.

READ MORE: Lil Nas X Claps Back After Tony Hawk Drops Blood-Infused Skateboards

 

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A post shared by MONTERO (@lilnasx)

Per Complex, Lil Nas X said he’s both “the father as well as the mother.”

“Montero” reportedly features additional guests Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, and Jack Harlow

The baby bump photos sent social media into a frezny, with comedian Donnell Rawlings commenting in a since-deleted post:

“I’m with freedom of whatever, but at this point Lil Nas is f*cking with the minds of kids. What are your thoughts, how do I explain this shit to my son?”

One user responded: “boys have been putting basketballs under their shirt to look pregnant since 1891. Your son will be alright.”

Lil Nas X responded to one critic, saying: “One day y’all will learn I am not a representation of anyone but Lil Nas X.”

 

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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