- Lil Nas X has been teasing his Montero album with a fake baby bump, playing on the idea of his project being his baby
- The rapper has been making TikTok videos documenting a pretend pregnancy and even went as far as making a baby shower video
- Peeps think the joke has gone a bit too far and should come to an end as he receives mixed reactions on social media
Lil Nas X is known for pushing the boundaries in his songs, hit outfits and especially his music videos. This time around, the rapper seems to have taken things a bit too far using a fake pregnancy tummy to promote the 'birth' of his album Montero.
People reported Nas had a maternity photoshoot earlier this month to announce his pregnancy with an album that was due on September 17.
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The Old Town Road hitmaker carried the joke far enough to post a TikTok video showing his baby shower just days before the project was set to drop. On the table of gifts, he used gift tags to tease the features on the album.
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BuzzFeed reports that the album is set to feature Megan thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat and Elton John.
Fast forward to yesterday afternoon, just hours before the project dropped, Lil Nas posted a video of himself appearing to be in labour. The caption read:
Although followers were excited about the announcement, many found it to be off-colour and slightly insensitive to those with fertility issues.
"Seeing this as a black trans woman with dysphoria who just wants to bear a child of my own it would be nice if I could get the funds to afford the surgeries."
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"I’ve experienced this 4 times and it’s no joking matter. I get the pregnancy and album. You’re birthing something awesome. Okay!! But you’ll never understand our pain with contractions. You wouldn’t last 3 full contractions. To that I say shi*ts stopped being funny now!"
@dapenhaaqui had a comment that contrasted the rest, saying:
"My nephew saw your belly and got really confused about it so I told him that are men who can get pregnant (and your pregnancy is only marketing for your album) but there are trans men who can give birth. So thank you for helping me bring that up."
Lupita Nyong'o hangs out with Lil Nas X, other stars at Met Gala
Kenyan US-based actress Lupita Nyong'o was one of the stars who graced the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala fashion event in New York, US, on September 13.
While at the event, Lupita shared snaps on Instagram at the Versace table hanging out with some of the top celebs in the US.
In one of the snaps from the series shared, one could spot basketball star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha, actor Channing Tatum, rapper Lil Nas X, Taylor Hill, Donatella Versace and many others.