Lil Nas X is clapping back. The 21-year-old performer took to social media over the weekend to address controversy over his new music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
The video — which was co-directed by Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino — is filled with biblical and Ancient Greek references. At one point, the artist slides down a pole to Hell to seduce the devil, giving Satan a much-buzzed-about lap dance.
While fans couldn’t get enough of the song and video, some slammed it as immoral and inappropriate for kids. That’s when Lil Nas X fought back, pointing out that his music was never intended for children.
“Showed my 3 month old niece the call me by your name video,” he sarcastically tweeted. “And she said ‘uncle that was quite the stupendous visual, why in heavens would any individual be enraged over such a sensational showpiece.’ I’m gonna go cry yall😢😢.”