Lil Nas X has shared his first new single in two years – hearken to ‘J Christ’ beneath.
The rapper/singer confirmed final week that he could be releasing a music and a self-directed music video, asking followers: “Y’all ready for a show?” He later posted a teaser for the official visuals.
Arriving as we speak (January 12), the video for ‘J Christ’ begins with a scene through which numerous movie star lookalikes stroll throughout a discipline earlier than making their method up a stairway to Heaven.
We see impersonators of Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and extra as a gospel choir sings: “Oh lord please/ Deliver us/ Deliver me.” After the fake celebs cross over to the opposite facet, we’re greeted by a godlike Lil Nas X on the pearly gates.
Later, viewers are transported to the fiery depths of Hell and launched to a satan model of the artist. He then performs a one-on-one basketball recreation in opposition to Satan in Heaven in entrance of a crowd of spectators.
The video spoofs numerous Biblical tales, with Lil Nas X later seen on a crucifix and travelling throughout a stormy ocean on an arc. Watch all of it unfold right here:
A press launch notes how ‘J Christ’ “has ultimately ushered in a new beginning, and we have now arrived at DAY ZERO of this chapter”.
It reads: “As for those doubting which direction Lil Nas X has chosen, he proudly proclaims ‘THIS WAY’, choosing to express his spirituality in his own way. He’s forging a new life for himself while nodding to the journey that led him here, complete with homage to his iconic music video for ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’.”
He shared a picture of his acceptance letter to Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia. The artist shall be becoming a member of the college to participate in a twin focus in Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies, with the course beginning later this yr.
In the caption, Lil Nas X wrote: “I know some of yall hate me right now but i want yall to know im literally about to go to college for biblical studies in the fall. Not everything is a troll! Anyways IM A STUDENT AGAIN! LETS GOOO.”
He was referring to the backlash and controversy surrounding the ‘J Christ’ cowl paintings, which depicts him mendacity on a crucifix as 5 bystanders start to lift him off the bottom.
“My new single is dedicated to the man who had the greatest comeback of all time,” Lil Nas X stated on social media. Additionally, he posted an image that includes 4 pictures of himself in priest robes together with the phrases: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.”
Meanwhile, a brand new Lil Nas X documentary referred to as Long Live Montero is about to reach later this month. It’ll comply with the musician on his reside tour in help of his debut studio album, 2021’s ‘Montero’.