Lil Nas X has done it again. The “Old Town Road” artist is still ruffling feathers after he released another provocative music video for his new song "Industry Baby".
In the video, the 22-year-old is seen dancing around a prison in an all-pink jail uniform. The video also features a shower scene, where a group of men are seen dancing nude, with nothing but a blurred effect covering their waists.
Conversation surrounding the new video, which features Jack Harlow, has quickly heated up on Twitter, with loyal fans congratulating the queer artist on yet another smash hit music video.
One Twitter user wrote, “Lil Nas X has literally never missed,” which the singer himself retweeted on his page.
Actor Joshua Rush tweeted, “I refuse to listen to anyone telling me @LilNasX isn’t one of the coolest artists we have rn...the dude literally got his break due to a country rap song that went viral on tik tok and according to all known logic should've been a one hit wonder !!!”
However, others on Twitter aren’t as supportive — which doesn’t seem to phase the singer very much.
After one user wrote, “Your music is ok and even yo verses. But bruh your music videos getting worst and worst. That shit is comfortable,” Nas X simply responded with a hilarious and subtle grammar correction, writing “worse*” in his tweet back.
He also responded to another hater who tweeted, “lil nas is definitely doing too much now,” to which he answered, “n***a i literally went to hell and twerked on satan but gay prison is where you draw the line ?!”
Nas X doesn’t seem to be letting any of the hate get to him, and many fans are eating up the new content in the video, which already has over 5 million views on Youtube.
The singer received a similar reaction to his music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”, where haters were in an uproar over the risqué content.
The new video isn’t just for the entertainment value, however — Nas X is also using it to lobby for change. The prison-themed hit is serving as a fundraiser for the Bail Project, a nonprofit combating mass incarceration.
“Music is the way I fight for liberation. But true freedom requires change in how the criminal justice system works, starting with cash bail. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family, and I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans,” Nas X wrote on the fundraiser page. “There are so many stories that call on us to take action, and I invite you to join me in this important civil right issue.”