Lil Nas X marked the release of his controversial new single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ by penning an open letter to his younger self.
The 21-year-old came out as a member of the LGBTQ community at the height of the popularity of breakout smash ‘Old Town Road’ in 2019 and has increasingly used his platform to express himself as authentically as he can.
Case in point his provocative latest release.
In the candid letter about the track’s arrival, Nas addresses his reasonings for ‘Montero’ and his “agenda.”
His words below…
“dear 14 year old montero,
“I wrote a song with our name in it. It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be “that” type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist. You see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the f*ck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. Sending you love from the future.”
The letter comes after rapper Big Sean publicly praised Nas for his “confidence and creativity.”