Lil Nas X wowed fans Thursday night (March 25) with the release of his new music video, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” The Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi and Roy Lenzo co-produced track marks Lil Nas’ first single of the year — and it’s already gaining a ton of appreciation.
In the fantastical visual, which the artist co-directed alongside Tanu Muino, Lil Nas soars through the air, rides a stripper pole into hell and gives the Devil a lap dance — all in just over three minutes. On Twitter, fans went crazy for the clip’s looks, dancing and overall creativity.
“I can truly say that Lil Nas X put his whole soul into Montero/ CMBYN and it shows I’m low key speechless,” one fan wrote.
“Lil Nas X being unapologetically BLACK & GAY, giving queer kids someone to look up to AND pissing of homophobes in the process >>>>>>>” another tweeted.
On Instagram, Lil Nas wrote an open letter to his 14-year-old self about the song, which is titled after his real name, Montero.
“Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it,” he wrote. “I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist.”
“You see this is very scary for me,” he continued. “People will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the fuck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.”
“Sending you love from the future,” he concluded.
See the best Twitter reactions to Lil Nas X’s surreal “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” video below.
Satan’s wife walking in on him and lil nas x pic.twitter.com/D6c1AYZAue— DADDY .......no really , im a dad. (@suckmyshithoe) March 26, 2021
Lil Nas X walking over to satan in the call me by your name video pic.twitter.com/6kSE2Y3nCp— (@thecozyboye) March 26, 2021
We thought it was going to be Cardi or Meghan to shoot the heaux shit summer starting pistol but it was lil Nas x all along pic.twitter.com/xcPnaP7N3N— Ash 'What is knuck if not buck preserving' Parrish (@adashtra) March 26, 2021
Satan in interviews 10 years from now talking about his collab with Lil Nas X pic.twitter.com/mPKs3uVALN— Da’Shaun | they/them (@DaShaunLH) March 26, 2021
Me watching Lil Nas X working up on Satan— Noah Cassiel (@NCassiel) March 26, 2021
Lil nas x pole dancing to hell is one of the most iconic things I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/CN4Gi6BjZa— Alika (@shotsofAlika) March 26, 2021
Omg @LilNasX has snatched every follicle of hair with the #CallMeByYourName video.— Sailor Petty (@thepettymessiah) March 26, 2021
Blackness and queerness so boldly on display. WE LOVE TO SEE IT!
and I love the way he is blatantly trolling homophobes when he pole dances to hell and gives satan a lap dance *chef's kiss* pic.twitter.com/irBuzjl3uV
having enemies is over @LilNasX bringing the era of fucking your rivals— Patricia Hernandez (@xpatriciah) March 26, 2021