Celebrating the news that his song had debuted at the top of the charts on Friday, Lil Nas X enthused: “I want to say thank you guys so much for making Montero (Call Me By Your Name) number one out there.
“I really appreciate you guys and I can’t wait to see you in person. And… yeah, Happy Easter!”
Because of the content of his video, Lil Nas X has come under fire from certain conservative critics, though he’s largely taken the controversy in his stride, poking fun at his detractors on social media.
i’ll be honest all this backlash is putting an emotional toll on me. i try to cover it with humor but it’s getting hard. my anxiety is higher than ever and stream call me by your name on all platforms now!
Shortly after the music video was released, Lil Nas X announced he’d collaborated with the collective MSCHF on a pair of “Satan shoes”, which were a pair of adapted Nike trainers adorned with a pentagram and a Bible verse referring to the devil.