Lil Nas X chased by thug screaming ‘f**k you’ after Montero video dropped
Lil Nas X has revealed that he felt “unsafe” after releasing the video for “Montero”, and was even chased by a thug screaming “f**k you”.
But, as a pioneer in the rap world, this has left him feeling “unsafe”.
Lil Nas X decided not to directly address any homophobic comments made by those in his own industry, and said: “The honest truth is, I don’t want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field.
“It’s more for my own safety rather than anything else.”
Asked if that meant he has felt “unsafe”, he said: “Yeah, a lot of times, absolutely.”
“Especially after [‘Montero’]. There was literally someone who chased my car a few days after that video came out, yelling, ‘F**k you!’ or something.
“And that’s when I actually started getting security.”
When Lil Nas X released the video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” earlier this year, which saw him have a make-out session with a snake-bodied, three-eyed alien, and pole dance down into hell to give Satan a lap dance, he delighted his fans, but also received a lot of backlash.
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Although he admitted that he can’t be sure the incident was related to the video’s release, he added: “I feel like it couldn’t be a coincidence.”
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At Montero state prison, his cell is filled with Grammys, and the video later shows Lil Nas X and his backup dancers stripping down for a jaw-dropping, steamy dance scene in the prison’s shower room.
Lil Nas X used the lyrics of “Industry Baby” to hit back at his homophobic critics, promising he won’t “run from nothing” even if his haters “get your soldiers”.