Lil Nas X left little to the imagination on Thursday when he his newest music video for Industry Baby.
The 22-year-old rapper strips down to the nude in the Jack Harlow collaboration, which references the lawsuit he settled with Nike over his customized ‘Satan Shoes.’
Shortly before the video release, he spoke with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about his career and his infamous wardrobe malfunction on Saturday Night Live.
Not holding back: Lil Nas X goes to prison and strips down to the nude in the new video for his song Industry Baby, featuring Jack Harlow and released on Thursday
In his new video, Lil Nas X is in an orange prison jumpsuit in court as a judge (also played by him with plenty of old-age prosthetics) sentences him to ‘five years in Montero State Prison.’
Leading up to the videos release, the hitmaker joked that he could be going to prison over his Nike lawsuit, though it was just to promote the new video.
Despite being a new prisoner, he rises to the top of the social ranks as other men grind on him and follow him around the prison.
His cell is decked out with his platinum records and Grammy awards, which he proceeds to polish.
Guilty: The rapper (born Montero Lamar Hill) plays a judge with old-age prosthetics as he sentences himself to five years in prison over his Nike ‘Satan Shoes’ controversy
Mementos: His cell is decked out with his platinum records and his Grammy awards, which he polishes
The action shifts to a group shower, where Lil Nas appears to be completely nude and surrounded by a bevy of naked dancers.
Later, Harlow passes him a book with a small hammer hidden inside to help him escape the prison.
The video references The Shawshank Redemption as the musician (born Montero Lamar Hill) crawls through an underground tunnel to freedom.
Harlow’s verse sees him rapping while being zapped in an electric chair, before he and Lil Nas X escape and do wheelies in a stolen police car.
The boss: Despite being a new prisoner, he rises to the top of the social ranks as other men grind on him and follow him around the prison
Baring it all: The action shifts to a group shower, where Lil Nas appears to be completely nude and surrounded by a bevy of naked dancers
Confrontational: On Twitter, he shut down fans who didn’t want to see his sexuality in play. ‘i become 10% gayer every time i read a “we get it you’re gay” comment,’ he wrote
On Friday, Lil Nas shared some behind-the-scenes photos of the videos grand finale, as he dances shirtless in a prison yard surrounded by other inmates in hot pink uniforms.
The rapper and occasional singer, who came out as gay in the summer of 2019, was just as open about his sexuality in his lyrics, rapping early on, ‘I don’t f*** b****es, I’m queer.’
On Twitter, he tried to shut down users who complained about the Industry Baby videos sexual content.
‘i become 10% gayer every time i read a “we get it you’re gay” comment,’ he tweeted.
In on the action: On Friday, Lil Nas shared some behind-the-scenes photos of the videos grand finale
Behind bars: He went shirtless while surrounded by dancing prisoners in hot pink uniforms as they performed a number inside a fenced-in prison yard
Shortly before releasing his video, Lil Nas X opened up about another revealing moment — when he split his pants on live television while appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
He ripped his pants after dancing up against a pole and had to finish the song with his hand covering his crotch.
‘I conjure up a lot of things. I do a lot of things and a lot of things on purpose. That was completely unexpected,’ he admitted to Zane Lowe.
‘That caught me off guard… like immediately as that happened, I was like, “Oh my God, this thing has happened to me that has happened to so many other artists, but it’s like also I’m praying my a** isn’t like on television already.” Like just out there, whatever.
He added that the ordeal ‘could have been much worse.’
‘I really just wanted to make sure I kept going. Like I stuck to it and like I didn’t leave the stage or anything and thankfully everything worked out for the best.’
Whoops! Earlier on Thursday, he spoke to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about splitting his pants on national television while performing on Saturday Night Live
Revealing: ‘I was like, “Oh my God, this thing has happened to me that has happened to so many other artists, but it’s like also I’m praying my a** isn’t like on television already”‘
Wardrobe malfunction: He ripped his pants after dancing up against a pole and had to finish the song with his hand covering his crotch; seen May 22 on SNL
He also said his ‘I don’t f*** b****es, I’m queer’ line was among his favorites from Industry Baby.
‘I feel like that was important, because I already knew this song was going to be very much a rap heavy song,’ he explained. ‘And I felt like I knew who’s going to listen to this. So let me make sure I’m doubling down because a lot of people have been saying, “Oh, well I like his music, but he’s sus sometimes.”
‘It was like, “No,” like this is literally… This is me. This is me moving forward,’ he continued. ‘That wasn’t a moment, you know? I’m not really trying to make sure any audience that’s listening to my music is comfortable. I am going to do me and you know, “Oh, I hope they love it,” you know?’
Lil Nas X shared that his fans can expect new music soon, as he’s ‘pretty much finished’ with his next album.
He added that he had pushed the release date back months in order to give his recent singles ‘time to breathe.’
His favorite: He also said his ‘I don’t f*** b****es, I’m queer’ line was among his best from Industry Baby because it confronted fans of his harder-edged rap songs