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Lil Nas X’s pregnancy stunt raised hundreds of thousands for incredible good cause

Nola Ojomu April 3, 2022
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Lil Nas X poses as part of his fake pregnancy shoot by a swimming pool

Lil Nas X did a fake pregnancy photoshoot. (Twitter)

Lil Nas X continues to do his part for the LGBT+ community, raising $500,000 (£380,000) for HIV/AIDS organisations.

For those who don’t remember, the rapper had an elaborate pregnancy rollout for the birth/release of his debut album, Montero.

Now it’s been confirmed that the “baby registry” for the project has seen his fans donate almost half a million dollars which will be distributed among 16 organisations

Nearly all of the organisations are members of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative, a campaign from Gilead Sciences working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the southern United States.

More than 175,000 people have been assisted in gaining access to quality healthcare by the organisations in question, with 13,000 having become HIV/AIDS leaders and advocates in the southern US through them.

Speaking about the achievement, Lil Nas X stated: “Communities all across the south, like my home state of Georgia, are being transformed by the work of COMPASS grantees.

“The Montero baby registry was created to send resources to grassroots groups serving the most vulnerable. Funds raised will go to people living with HIV and inspire a new generation of leaders who will keep pushing for HIV education and one day, a cure.”

Ian L. Haddock, the Normal Anomaly’s executive director, added in a statement: “Lil Nas X has allowed our organisation to dream big.

“Through these funds we are not only able to create a brave space for community, celebrate entrepreneurship and have queer musical artists headline a festival, but we are able to continue to raise money through ticket sales to impact necessary programming including our community burial fund, transgender services and programs that directly impact people living with and impacted by HIV.”

The full list of Lil Nas X’s registry is available here, as well as links to donate to each one.

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