Lil Nas X once again found himself in headlines after releasing a series of pregnancy pictures that show him with a prominent baby bump.
Previously the rapper made waves after launching his Satan Shoes, made with real human blood, and inadvertently breaking Instagram with the phrase “nah he tweakin”.
Is Lil Nas X pregnant?
Lil Nas X isn’t really pregnant, despite what the highly realistic maternity photo shoot he has released might show.
The rapper took the photos to promote his new album coming out later this month, referring to the project as “his baby”. Taking the phrase literally, the rapper released a pregnancy photo shoot.
In the photos, he’s dressed in a white robe with a flower crown and a very prominent baby bump.
Posting the pictures on Twitter, Lil Nas X wrote: “SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2021.”
He also posted a picture of a sonogram, with the image of himself from the cover art of the album seen in the centre.
Speaking to People, the rapper said that the idea for the shoot came to him after listening to Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new dog Dolla Sign Slime for the first time.
He said: “I was like “Oh my God, this is amazing”, so I immediately called my stylist.
“She was like, “Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.” I was like, “Yeah, this is my baby, huh?”. As a joke, she was like, “Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot”.
“I was like, “You know what? That’s actually brilliant.” So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it’s going to be amazing.”
He continued to post pregnancy videos and pictures in the run up to the album getting released, and on the date of its release he posted a video of himself in hospital giving birth.
What’s the tracklist for the album - and who features on it?
Lil Nas X has quickly become one of the biggest names in music, and his debut album boasts features from fellow industry giants.
The tracklist for the album goes as follows:
- Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
- Dead Right Now
- Industry Baby [feat. Jack Harlow]
- That’s What I want
- The Art of Realization
- Scoop [feat. Doja Cat]
- One of Me [feat. Elton John]
- Lost in the Citadel
- Dolla Sign Slime [feat. Megan Thee Stallion]
- Tales of Dominica
- Sun Goes Down
- Don’t Want It
- Life After Salem
- Am I Dreaming [feat. Miley Cyrus]
The tracklist was revealed in a video the rapper posted on YouTube on Wednesday 1 September. In the video, a naked Lil Nas X falls from the sky and eventually lands in the position that makes the album artwork.
After the tracklist and the album’s featured guests were revealed, one Twitter user pointed out that the album doesn’t feature any Black male artists.
The tweet said: “Lil Nas X’s album has no black male guest lol. Just women & white men. No agenda tho.”
Replying to the tweet, the rapper wrote: “Maybe a lot of them just don’t wanna work with me.”
Fellow rapper Kid Cudi quickly got in on the action, tweeting: “N**** I’ll work w u and frolic in rose gardens w u singin about my pain.”
Lil Nas X responded saying: “u heard it here first everybody, kid cudi x lil nas for montero deluxe.”
When is the album out?
The debut album from Lil Nas X, called Montero, was released today, Friday 17 September.
You can save the album to your Spotify or dd it to your Apple Music via the Welcome To Montero website.
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