With everyone from Candace Owens to the governor of South Dakota tweeting about Lil Nas X and his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release this weekend, the artist born Montero Lamar Hill offered a little more content to talk about.
Those who’d like to experience listening to a slightly muffled “Montero” from right outside Satan’s door are in luck: Lil Nas X dropped a “MONTERO but ur in the bathroom of hell while lil nas is giving satan a lap dance in the other room” point-of-view clip on Sunday (March 28), after debuting the original music video on Friday.
The bathroom video, at first presumed by many to be a fan edit, was in fact uploaded to Lil Nas X’s YouTube, with several of the top commenters admitting they really didn’t think they were on the artist’s official channel.
“Sometimes I forget he’s a celebrity because of how funny he is and real he is lmao,” one person wrote.
“Lil Nas X is one of those few celebrities who actually ‘Gets’ the internet,” another said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday afternoon Lil Nas X also addressed critics of the “Montero”-inspired “Satan Shoes” he’s allegedly dropping, which supposedly contain “60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood” and are limited to 666 individually numbered pairs.
MSCHF x Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes" 🏹
👟Nike Air Max '97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
“you know you did something right when she talks about it,” Lil Nas X wrote after Candace Owens suggested “promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet” is one of the things “keeping Black America behind.”
“ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!” he tweeted at Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s governor, who had said, “Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”
Lil Nas X also responded with his own spin on an apology video. “OK, guys,” he said to the camera, “I see everybody’s been talking about this shoe, and I just want to come forward and say” … well, you’ll have to watch the video yourself to find out where he goes with that.
Check out Lil Nas X’s bathroom edit of “Montero,” followed by his apology video, below.