Lady Gaga’s bassist blasts Lil Nas X for singing about his ‘sexual preference’ in Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Lady Gaga’s bassist faced a firestorm of criticism Friday (26 March) after blasting Lil Nas X for singing about his “sexual preference” in the unabashedly queer song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.
Jonny Goood, a former police officer, took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the music video, which features Lil Nas X giving Satan a fiery lap dance and pole dancing down to Hell.
He has performed alongside Gaga as part of the Haus of Gaga band across multiple tours throughout the Joanne era, including the Joanne World Tour and her Las Vegas residency concert Enigma, as well as during her 2017 Super Bowl halftime number.
Lil Nas X’s track has already rankled conservative commentators, who have dubbed it “depraved” and “evil”. The 21-year-old, of course, clapped back in ways that should be hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
Lady Gaga’s bassist criticised Lil Nas X for singing about his ‘sexual orientation’
“I gotta go f***ing wash my brain with soap after watching that f***ing Nas X,” Goood began, according to a screen recording of the Instagram Stories on Twitter.
I know this not the bassist of Lady Gaga saying this…. ???? pic.twitter.com/8cASpSZki5
— Cece ✨ (@CantReadMyJudas) March 26, 2021
“Oh my god. Well, my mum’s not gon’ watch that video,” he said. “Do not go watch that video, bro.
“I wanna know why is sexual preference so prevalent in music? Like, why is the agenda of sexual orientation in music so heavily correlated, like, I don’t get it?”
Many users pointed out that he has played with Lady Gaga, who has long sought to defend the LGBT+ community and embrace her own and others sexuality through her songwriting, such as in “Born This Way“.
Gaga has to fire him https://t.co/UGunv6bTbc
— Thatonegaycousin (@Individual18An) March 27, 2021
a homophobe working for a bisexual woman that has dedicated her career to defend the LGBTQ+ community as well as expressing her own sexuality in everything she does (music, live performances, acting) is so wrong. how do we let Gaga know bc we can't let this pass? https://t.co/28074wJmtc
— tina (@cruelenigma) March 27, 2021
because it’s HIS music and HIS art and HIS sexual preference. He can do literally whatever he wants with it. And the fact that he’s doing it in a genre that is historically extremely homophobic is even more empowering. Just say gay men make you uncomfortable and move on https://t.co/OXteLp16Zb
— Sad Bitch (@jesuisfaggette) March 27, 2021
Goood responded to the reaction by noting that he himself “makes music with zero sexual content”.
“No gun violence,” he wrote in an Instagram Story uploaded Saturday (27 March), “no degrading women, no drugs, if that’s what you’re into.
“It takes a ton of creative energy to create with none of those topics. You gotta think outside the box.
“Of course, you wouldn’t know that because you ONLY follow me because I worked for one of your favourite artists.
Goood then encouraged those of his 22,800 followers who do not share his “morals and code of conduct” to unfollow him “and follow the ones you dig more closely”.
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“Oh, but that’s why I don’t really like sex in my music […] why my own music doesn’t have it,” he added.
“It’s easy, everyone does it because you guys love sex. I do, [too], but I rather have it and then just write about something else lol.”