Why Lil Nas X Is Joy Personified

Ezinne Ukoha
5 min readApr 7, 2021


For whatever reason I’ve been hesitant to formally express my thoughts on the flaming controversy surrounding the graphically fantastical music video to the hit single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X. The splashy event is a fitting tribute to targets who are unfairly threatened by the promise of permanent bondage in the devil’s lair for the crime of daring to live honestly with no apologies.

“Montero” has so far garnered more than 96 million views on YouTube, and even more impressive is how the “Old Country Road” singer continues to utilize the various channels at his disposal to epically clapback at online trolls while devising lucrative ways to capitalize on his increasingly viable brand, that has triumphantly benefited from the intensely aggressive backlash.

Okay, maybe the “Satan Shoes” tainted with enough devilish blood splatter to force Nike to take legal action against the fakery and fuckery was a tad bit much, but to be fair, there shouldn’t be a law prohibiting the cursed from entering the gates of hell in high style, especially if your fate has already been sealed.

I haven’t had much to laugh about, but the shitfest centered around the ignited creativity of a 21-year-old, proud member of the Black LGBTQIA community, who is no longer interested in servicing the phobias of certified haters certainly provided pockets of fulfillment and slices of euphoric gratitude.

Lil Nas X is joy personified!

When you’re brave enough to claim your truth and possess the audacity to express the freedoms that permit unfiltered homage to what you’ve become, despite crucifiers at every turn, the pure joy and self-love that erupts can’t be silenced on behalf of religious fanatics and loud-mouthed fakers, who purport what they don’t come close to manifesting in the eyes of judgment.

Many who trumpet disapproval are blinded by the rituals and rigidness stemming from their wild interpretations of Christianity, and how the blasphemous enactment of desirous entanglements with Satan himself, is the epitome of what God denounces and certifies as mandated disqualification for tormented souls who won’t see the kingdom of heaven.



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