On the “demonic” wings of his latest music video for the song ‘Montero (Call Me By My Name),’ rapper-singer Lil Nas X has been the talk of the music industry – for reasons good and bad.
The polarizing performer has some lauding him for his creativity while others are condemning the clip for its overtly sexual and sacrilegious imagery – a denouncement LNX has been busy retaliating against since the visual’s March 26 premiere.
Among those who have made headlines for criticism of the 21-year-old are fellow musicians Brian Casey (of Jagged Edge) and Joyner Lucas (click here to read), social and political commentator/author/TV personality Candace Owens, and basketballer Nick Young. And while a number of them received a clap back from him for their commentary, Young is among the first who is apologizing for his statement.
Over the weekend, the retired NBA star took to Twitter to say:
At the time, Young – like most – was under the impression Nike endorsed LNX’s ‘Satan Shoes’ (which reportedly contain a drop of real human blood). Nike has since dispelled the notion and even issued a lawsuit against the shoes’ creators.
Once word of Nick’s slam made it to the desk of Lil Nas, he hit back with:
As LNX’s response gained traction on social media, Young quickly backpedaled to put out the fire – claiming his initial post was the result of “hacking.”
Click here to watch the music video that has so many up in arms.