Lil Nas X video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” dropped on Friday (Mar.26), but folks still can’t seem to stop talking about it.
Whether it be Lil Nas X giving Satan himself a lapdance he will never forget or the “Satan Shoes” that came and immediately went, the bible-clutching brigade is BIG MAD, and Lil Nas X could care less. All weekend long, the expert social media troll has been clapping back at people who fixed their lips and fingers to judge him for the music video, but the man was fully prepared. He expressed as much in a tweet, pointing out that the song’s rollout and controversial video was nine months in the making.
i had 9 months to plan this rollout. y’all are not gonna win bro.
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021
Many of the complaints zero in on incorporating the prince of darkness in the video, and Lil Nas X, who crafted “Old Town Road,” the song the kids around the globe loved, would drop a video many parents don’t want their children watching. Rapper Joyner Lucas chimed in a tweet saying, “I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand “old town road” is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh.”
I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand “old town road” is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 28, 2021
The issue with Lucas’s tweet is “Old Town Road” at its core is not a “kid’s anthem,” and you can easily discern that just by breaking down the lyrics as one Twitter used did in response to Joyner Lucas’s lame assessment.
Lyrics in Old Town Road:
"Riding on a tractor
Lean all in my bladder
Cheated on my baby
You can go and ask her
My life is a movie
Bull riding and boobies"
What parent is letting this be a "kids anthem" lol
— Dennis Ex Machina (@DennisExMachina) March 29, 2021
Lil Nas X also had to point out to Lucas that “Old Town Road” is not a kid’s song either referring to his lyrics where he rapped about drinking lean and adultery.
i literally sing about lean & adultery in old town road. u decided to let your child listen. blame yourself. https://t.co/gYmTi49BqB
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021
Lucas wasn’t the only one with a knee-jerk reaction to the song, unemployed baller Nick “Swaggy P” Young said in a tweet his kids would no longer be allowed to listen to “Old Town Road.” He even claimed he would stop rocking with Nike because of the MSCHF collaboration with Lil Nas X featuring a drop of blood in them. Lil Nas X responded to his tweet, telling Young his kids should be listening to “Call Me By Your Name” because “Old Town Road” is old news now.
they shouldn’t be playing old town road anyway, we streaming call me by your name now 😌 https://t.co/jt6vr8KUbA
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 28, 2021
Young has also since apologized, blaming his initial tweet on being “hacked.”
I dnt want know SMOKE! imma say it first I AM SORRY @LilNasX I HOPE y’all believe in that kinda thing forgiveness … these Hackers keep getting me they need to stop
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) March 28, 2021
If you scrolled through Lil Nas X’s Twitter timeline, you would see nothing but clever clap backs at people calling him out for the video.
Lil Nas X really choose violence on a Holy Sunday….. as he should 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/c3Rwqotd61
— . (@IovelsX) March 29, 2021
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” currently has over 30 million views and over 1 million likes. It’s clear Lil Nas X knows what the hell he is doing.
You can peep more reactions in the gallery below.
Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83
Damn the right has been bopping to “Old Town Road” and finally realized what it’s about. Can’t wait till they find out about YMCA and Macho Man.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 29, 2021
LOL, we can’t wait either.
How boomers hear "Old Town Road" but in 2021 pic.twitter.com/YIVO5B2lJq— Chodezilla Records (@ChodezillaMusic) March 29, 2021
i know kids ~loved~ old town road but it's not like old town road was ever a particularly kiddy song. where was this "think of the children" when they were yelling "lean all in my bladder" all 2019 🤣— Astead (@AsteadWesley) March 29, 2021
For a guy who claims to be a lyrical rapper, he didn't pay attention to those Old Town Road lyrics lmao— LAMAR REPS THE 410 (@LJBMOREMVP) March 29, 2021
Excellent observation about Joyner Lucas.
Very funny for ppl to say lil nas x is suddenly not appropriate for children when these are the lyrics to old town road pic.twitter.com/BWTEjkrQKp— Cassy 🌌 (@turnabtsisters) March 29, 2021
lil nas x does not have to think of the children with every song he makes just because old town road was enjoyed by kids. this is not kidz bop bitch.— esosa. (@godesosax) March 29, 2021
Lil Nas X’s videos are brainwashing propaganda, this is my 12 year old son after listening to Old Town Road once pic.twitter.com/2CO4U8diNo— Ghost (@skepthai) March 29, 2021
apparently a lot of people weren’t already giving satan a lap dance to “Old Town Road” and honestly it’s shameful— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) March 29, 2021
lil nas x made ‘old town road’ simply to make it. it’s not his fault it blew up, and it’s most definitely not his fault it became a “kids song.”— THERON // BLM ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 (@_TEB2_) March 29, 2021
OTR was never intended to be a kids song and he never intended to be a idol for lil kids.
simply let him be the person he wanna be
"Old Town Road" was number 1 in the country for a million weeks in a row and nobody turned into a cowboy. @LilNasX throwing ass to the devil not gonna make you suck any more dick than you already wanted to suck, champ.— Felonious Munk 🇪🇹 (@Felonious_munk) March 27, 2021
Christians on Wednesday: “There is no such thing as cancel culture when you’re in Christ! Imagine if God canceled you? Praise God, you’re not canceled! Amen?”— Mother of Sea-Goats 🌊🐐 (@TraumaN4mdWitch) March 28, 2021
Christians on Saturday: “I will NEVER listen to Old Town Road again! And shame on that satan-worshipping Lil Nas X!”
Is it Lil Nas X’s fault that you let your baby listen to Old Town Road?— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) March 28, 2021