The innovative musician Lil Nas X, who is renowned for breaking down barriers in the music business, made news lately when he revealed his “pregnancy” on social media. Fans and the general public were curious about Lil Nas’s unusual move, which led many to wonder: how is she pregnant?
This article explores the background, artistic merits, and cultural relevance of Lil Nas X’s memorable and provocative pregnancy announcement, delving into the fascinating world of this one-of-a-kind event. Come along as we explore how Lil Nas X handled his “pregnancy” in a way that goes against expectations and standards in the entertainment industry.
How is Lil Nas Pregnant?
Few contemporary musicians can pull off shock value and controversy like the rapper, singer, and songwriter can. Hip-hop’s lack of gay representation has been extensively covered, however, this is just recently starting to improve. In ways that seem to both please and irritate others, Lil Nas X not only accepts his s*xual orientation but also celebrates it and questions gender standards.
For instance, in the “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” music video, the rapper performs a sensual lap dance for Satan. His limited-edition Satan Nikes, which were created in small quantities (only 666 were produced for added collectible, wicked fun) and appeared to contain some actual human blood, also struck the devil theme hard.
LilNasX shared a post on Twitter:
creating this album has been therapy for me. i’ve learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who i am, what i can do, and where i will be. i’ve realized the only opinion of me that really matters is my own.
MY DEBUT ALBUM
SEPTEMBER 17th pic.twitter.com/VBFKU70ntj
— ✟ (@LilNasX) August 26, 2021
With a series of “pregnancy” pictures that appear to be taken directly out of a modest maternity photo shoot showcasing the beauty of pregnant motherhood, he’s turning heads once more.
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Is Lil Nas X Really Pregnant?
Lil Nas X startled fans on Friday, September 4, by revealing his baby bulge for the first time. The celebrity posted pictures from his “pregnancy photoshoot,” in which he was shown holding his growing baby belly while wearing an all-white suit.
Can I ask how trans masculine folks feel about this? pic.twitter.com/mr8CkOYAG9
— Gillian Branstetter (@GBBranstetter) September 4, 2021
The rapper from ‘Old Town Road’ wrote, “SURPRISE! I’m amazed that I’m making this announcement at last. My little “MONTERO” will be here on September 17, 2021.
Lil Nas X praised former US President Barack Obama on Twitter for the “early baby shower gift” and included a picture of a hamper of baby gifts with the word “Montero” printed on it.
LilNasX shared a post on Twitter:
— ✟ (@LilNasX) September 4, 2021
Why Did Lil Nas X Get Backlash for His Baby Bump?
Numerous others, including transgender advocate and athlete Schuyler Bailar, called out Lil Nas X. According to Bailar, the false pregnancy prank was “insensitive and irresponsible” because it was based on a “shock factor” experience and reinforced the stereotype that men cannot become pregnant. However, she also added that “trans men can and do all the time.”
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Lil Nas X has received a lot of criticism, but Black transgender individuals have countered that racial bias should be considered in this case.
Commenters claimed that Bailer had targeted Lil Nas X, but not James Charles, a white homos*xual beauty YouTuber from the United States, who had earlier this year shared a phony pregnancy photo session.
Later, Bailar joined Kayden Coleman on Instagram Live to discuss how, although he acknowledges that other trans men might view the act as transphobic, he feels that people who criticize Lil Nas X without also pointing out that cis white men who have engaged in similar behavior are showing anti-Black prejudice.