Lil Nas X Expected Backlash From "Montero" Music Video

The release of Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” didn’t receive the same warm welcome as “Old Town Road” but that was largely due to the music video. The rising pop star faced backlash among conservative pundits and right-wing groups, among others, for giving the devil a lapdance and then, releasing the infamous Satan shoes. 

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Lil Nas X sat down with Desus & Mero where they discussed the backlash he received from the video for “Montero” where he was being accused of being a negative influence on the youth. “I really just wanted to corrupt the youth — I’m kidding,” he told Desus & Mero who reminded him that there were far worse images on television in the 90s.