Lil Nas X Coming to Saturday Night Live

Written by | The Lens

Lil Nas X has been announced as the musical guest for the finale episode of Saturday Night Live’s 46th season on May 22.

Shooting to fame with the song Old Town Road in 2019. Lil Nas X’s most recent release, Montero (Call Me By Your Name) spent over five weeks in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The Montero music video has received both acclaim and criticism for its controversial depiction of Lil Nas X  descending into hell before giving the devil a lap dance.

Lil Nas X came out while Old Town Road was still at number one in the charts back in 2019. Montero is about acceptance and discovering his sexual identity. Lil Nas X spoke openly in an appearance on Genius’ Verified YouTube series saying that “it was the most real and even vulnerable I had, like, ever been on a song… It is going to be super important for me, and for a lot of other people. It felt great.”

(Image: Lil Nas X from Montero Video)

Last modified: May 8, 2021