“Let me get offline, all this negative energy is not good for the baby,” Lil Nas clapped back.
Looks like Lil Nas X is eating for two now! Judging by the new set of teaser photos posted to his social media on Thursday, the rapper’s “baby” – that is, his upcoming debut album “Montero” – is due to come out anytime soon.
Decked out in a long, white lace robe, a dainty flower crown, and holding a bouquet of white roses, Lil Nas X looks to be holding his fully pregnant belly in his recent maternity photo shoot. Obviously a parody, the rapper’s post revealed the release date of his forthcoming full-length: “SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy ‘MONTERO’ is due September 17, 2021.”
In the pinned comment, the rapper even shared a spoofed sonogram of the “baby” as well as a link to the album’s pre-release.
Talking to People about his recent pictorial, Lil Nas shared that the inspiration came from a verse Megan Thee Stallion raps on “Dolla Sign Slime,” one of the tracks of his imminent album. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,’ so I immediately called my stylist,” he said. “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.’ “I was like, ‘You know what? That’s actually brilliant.'”
The shocking shoot didn’t come without controversies, though, as the rapper’s social media posts caused a stir among social media users who called his latest stint “ugly,” an “outlandish antic,” and “desperate for attention.”
Luckily, Lil Nas X wouldn’t let any of the frustrated tweets faze him or his little one. The “Old Town Road” hitmaker had the time to hit back to a series of online recoil – many of which have since been deleted – and proceeded to say that he is “not a representation of anyone but Lil Nas X.”
He then decided to go offline because to him, “all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.”
Montero, whose tracks feature vocals from Megan Thee Stallion, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Doja Cat drops on September 17 through Columbia Records.