Lil Nas X’s SNL pole dance rehearsal video shows how much hotter things could have got if his trousers hadn’t split
Lil Nas X says he will “never trust pants again” after they split during his musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The queer music icon was pole-dancing to his hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” on this weekend’s SNL when his leather trousers ripped, and he was forced to use his hands to hide the wardrobe malfunction.
Lil Nas X addressed the viral moment during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (24 May).
He told Fallon the wardrobe malfunction happened during the “perfect” time in the performance. “Everything” would have been on show on live TV if his trousers “would’ve ripped any other time during the performance”, he said.
Fallon then showed a dress rehearsal of Nas’ planned SNL performance, and true to his word, the world would have seen “everything” because of that rip.
Lil Nas X also insisted that the wardrobe malfunction was not intentional or a “publicity stunt”. He said: “I want everyone who thought it was a publicity stunt to see that [the taped rehearsal]. It was not.
“I would never rip my pants in public on purpose.”
Before appearing on the show, Nas tweeted out photos of himself on set wearing a gorgeous plaid skirt.
After fans questioned his immaculate outfit choice, he let everyone know the real reason behind his decision to wear a skirt – beyond just looking amazing.
He tweeted: “Stop asking me why i’m wearing a skirt, i will never trust pants again!”
stop asking me why i’m wearing a skirt, i will never trust pants again! https://t.co/Ut5hglsvdz
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) May 25, 2021
Fans were here for it and hailed the age of Lil Nas X rocking gorgeous skirts.
The betrayal you felt from those pants pic.twitter.com/VK5a80qKOX
— Bored 🏹🤍 (@Stream_Montero) May 25, 2021
— Sean Soleyn 🇻🇨 (@sean_soleyn) May 25, 2021
BECAUSE FUCK GENDER NORMS THAT’S WHY pic.twitter.com/hmODAT94N1
— 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛’ 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑦… 🤍 (@satanicpanic93) May 25, 2021
Reject pants, evolve to skirts pic.twitter.com/TYTQgFIXMW
— ✨part time shiny hunter, full time uni student✨ (@beardeddiegou) May 25, 2021
Everytime I see that image/vid of Lil Nas X in the skirt it pushes me more and more to just order mine now
— schrödinger's gender (@brotherpaw_) May 25, 2021
He said u can’t rip ur pants if u don’t wear pants
— Alli (@AlliRelates) May 25, 2021
I hope this starts a trend where men are no longer scared to wear skirts. 😹 Love it on you, Nas!! Your new song is so awesome and impactful…#proud
— Brittany C (@C_Leda412) May 25, 2021
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