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LOOK: Lil Nas X’s ‘pregnancy’ photoshoot draws mixed reactions on social media

By Brooke Villanueva Published Sep 03, 2021 5:15 pm

A few months after sparking online outrage over his human blood-infused shoes, Lil Nas X is, again, the talk of the town.

This time, it’s about his creative announcement of the release date of his debut album Montero. Posting exclusive photos from his controversial pregnancy shoot, the Grammy Award-winning artist happily revealed that he’s “expecting” an “Industry Baby” on Sept. 17.

According to the 22-year-old, the fun concept was birthed when he heard Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new piece “Dolla Sign Slime” for the very first time. “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,'" he told PEOPLE.

The musician also joked that he’s both the father and the mother of the baby. “But I guess the producers who worked on it are like the dads, too—or maybe uncles.”

And yes, interestingly, there’s even an ultrasound of his “baby.”

Netizens were quick to voice out their mixed reactions to his pictures on social media. A Twitter user with the handle @theonlybegotten replied to his video announcement with “Immaculate Conception?”

Another one also joked about him giving birth to a “Littler Nas X.” How witty!

Some people, however, took offense at his recently released snaps. This Internet user, for one, saw it as “an insult to women with fertility issues or miscarriages.”

On Instagram, a netizen questioned the idea of the singer’s “pregnancy,” asking how he will explain it to his son.

@ShesTheREAS0N on Twitter seems to have had enough of the musician’s controversial acts.

Meanwhile, a social media user found it ridiculous that Lil Nas X gets attacked for almost everything he does.

But the singer himself doesn’t seem to be bothered by his naysayers—not even a bit, not even at all. "All of this negative energy is not good for the baby," he tweeted.

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