Lil Nas X Dances Naked And Stages A Jailbreak In Daring 'Industry Baby' Video
Lil Nas X
doesn’t fail to bring his genius creativity in his iconic new single and music video “Industry Baby,” featuring Jack Harlow
and brief cameos from Jason Momoa and Colton Haynes, which is out today (July 23).
The music video is set after the events of the prelude trailer
that perplexing a fictitious court trial over his infamous Satan shoes
. The “Old Town Road” rapper is sentenced to five years in Montero State Prison for being gay, nevertheless it doesn’t stop him from working out with Momoa and busting moves naked in the prison showers or in a pink jumpsuit in the prison yard.
In the pre-chorus, Lil Nas X explicitly says this new track is a large “fuck you” to all his haters. “And this one is for the champions / I ain't lost since I've started, yeah,” he sings. “Funny how you mentioned it was the end, yeah / Then I went and did it again, yeah.”
We visualize Harlow hand a copy of the Book of Montero with a little pickaxe placed discreetly indoors, which Lil Nas X uses to break a hole in his cell wall to hatch an escape plan. Soon after creeping through secret tunnels, he smacks a head security officer (Haynes), who was secretly watching the rapper’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” video.
Harlow raps the second verse to poke fun at the scrutiny and notoriety of his career. “It's also late 'cause I'm here to stay, and these ladies know that I'm nasty,” he raps. “I sent her back to her boyfriend with my handprint on her ass cheek.”
We eventually visualize him strapped to a chair and electrocuted by Lil Nas X in an ironic upending of expectations, since right now a straight guy rapping about ladies is being shocked for his sexuality.
The video continues with the two rappers being photographed for their mugshots and Lil Nas X leading a large-scale choreo routine in the yard. Near the end, Lil Nas X and his fellow inmates escape on a bus because the sun rises before the guards wake up.
Alongside the release of “Industry Baby,” Lil Nas X launched the Bail X Fund
for the nonprofit company The Bail Project, which promotes the abolition of money bail and to aim in paying bail for people who are not financially capable of doing so themselves.
“Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance,” he mentioned in a statement. “But I also know that true freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Beginning with money bail. This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personalized. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family member. And I know the disproportionate impact that money bail has on Black Americans.”
Right before “Industry Baby” dropped, Lil Nas X posted a touching personalized letter to his 20-year-old self to be overjoyed of all his achievements, like he did ahead of “Montero.”
Grab some tissues.
Lil Nas X is expected to debut his full-length album Montero
sometime this summer, nevertheless a release date is nevertheless to be announced.
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