Fans praise Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ music video for being unapologetically queer

Lil Nas X fans, rejoice! His new single and music video, titled “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” are here – and fans, including his dad, have a lot to say.

The video, out Friday, shows the singer in a colorful fantasy world, where he plays multiple characters and slays in elaborate makeup, hair and costuming.The new song is the title track for his upcoming album “Montero.” According to Lil Nas X, the full project is expected to release this summer. 

Fans were quick to celebrate the video on social media.

“Lil Nas X came through with Montero 👏😭” user @ArthShahverdyan tweeted.

“I can truly say that Lil nas x put his whole soul into Montero/ CMBYN and it shows I’m low key speechless,” user @_kingxay wrote.

Others praised the video and track for being unabashedly queer.

“Lil Nas X being unapologetically BLACK & GAY, giving queer kids someone to look up to AND pissing of homophobes in the process >>>>>>>” user @atb__william tweeted.

Lil Nas X accepts the award for Best Music Video for 'Old Town Road' during the Grammy Awards preshow. He later won best pop/duo group performance at the early ceremony. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY)

The rapper’s dad sent him a text praising the rapper’s creativity and expressing how proud he was of him in all-caps. The rapper shared a screenshot of the message on twitter that read: “Very creative video. I got through it. Congratulations. Live life on your terms. Very PROUD of you.”  

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Some viewers, however, thought the video walked down an “Old Town Road” that has already been walked before, drawing comparisons to FKA twigs’ 2019 music video for “Cellophane.”

“lil nas x beat fka twigs’ cellophane for best music video at the grammys then completely ripped it off,” user @linoangelo_ tweeted.


“i like the concept of guys doing something creative like this but like it’s kinda copying of cellophane by fka twigs,” user @anduwus wrote. 

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