Lil Nas X dropped his new music video, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” on the same day that his blockbuster hit “Old Town Road” became the most streamed single in the U.S.
As the 21-year-old recording artist released the new video, he took a second to send a message to his 14-year-old self via Twitter.
Addressed to “14-year-old Montero” (his legal name is Montero Lamar Hill), the artist wrote:
“I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for so many other queer people to simply exist. You see, this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the fuck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.”
In the music video, Nas appears in drag, shirtless, wearing knee-high boots and eventually giving a certain red-faced demon a lap dance.
At this writing, the video has nearly 5 million views in less than a day.
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is now available on all download/streaming sites here.