Lil Nas X has never been one to shy away from controversial displays on social media or in his music ever since he publicly came out as gay in 2019. It goes even beyond proud displays of his orientation or preferences and now delves into religious controversies. This rapper is nothing short of defiant and has chosen to deconstruct yet another stereotype by having a photoshoot display of his baby bump for his debut album Montero.
Lil Nas X became known first for his 'Old Town Road' song appearance with Billy Cyrus and then the viral hit of 'Call Me By Your Name' which marked the beginning of many controversies because the music video displayed a lot of undertones and references to the bible while also portraying carnality.
The 22-year-old rapper gets inspiration from several things and is not worried about how it may be perceived. According to him, his recent photoshoot where he posed with a prosthetic pregnancy bump was inspired by Megan Thee Stallion in her verse on a track with him called Dollar Sign Slime.
Lil Nas X loved the idea of this pregnancy bump and his stylist agreed with him when he talked about it. The singer was joking around with his team about how his new album was very much like his baby when his stylist jokingly suggested that he should do a pregnancy shoot to promote his new music. That is when the idea clicked in the singer's mind, and the rest is history.
The concept was that the project Montero is his baby that will soon come into the world finally and the drop of that debut album makes Nas feel like a parent who is proud of their child. Nas followed through with what started originally as a joke and it became obvious that he was really excited about the idea of a pregnant photoshoot pose.
One picture from the photoshoot released displays the rapper in a sheer white robe with a decoration of white roses on his hair. He also carried a bouquet of roses in his hand and used the other hand to hold his prosthetic pregnancy bump. Another shows him posing with a fur blanket which was placed below the exposed baby bump.
The photoshoot is a hilarious one that will certainly spark conversations, and Nas joked further saying, “I guess I am the father as well as the mother, but I guess the producers who worked on 'Montero’ are like the dads too, or maybe uncles.”
Just like the video of ‘Call Me By Your Name’, this photoshoot, although a lot less triggering, shows that Lil Nas X is not worried about having people talk about him or his choices. And apart from controversies, legal issues also came up for the rapper concerning his partnership with MSCHF to produce some limited edition shoes they called satan shoes.
This was simply a reproduced version of Nike’s original sneakers and had some special features like that inverted cross and drop of human blood in it. Nike sued them for this and eventually settled with the company.