Lil Nas X slammed as fans think ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ MV is 'copied' from FKA Twigs's 'Cellophane'

Fans have shared clips of the two videos to compare them scene by scene and many look similar

                            Lil Nas X slammed as fans think ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ MV is 'copied' from FKA Twigs's 'Cellophane'
'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Cellophane' (right bottom) look similar to many (Lil Nas X YouTube/ FKA Twigs YouTube)

The Lil Nas X track 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' is getting slammed by the Internet as fans allege that the video copies the concept of FKA Twigs' 'Cellophane'. Social media users are sharing clips of both the music videos as proof of their claim while some believe that Lil Nas X may not have been aware of the similarities in concept.

The 3 minutes and 10 seconds long music video of 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)' directed by Tanu Muino and Lil Nas X garnered over 300,000 views within three hours of release. The music video produced by Saul Levitz, Frank Borin and Marco De Molina shows a concept of sin, eloquent exploration of heaven, purgatory, and hell, and the fatal attraction of love between men where the singer owns his fate at the end.


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Scenes from 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Cellophane' (Lil Nas X YouTube/ FKA Twigs YouTube)

Is Lil Nas X's 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ a copy?

The similar imagery of the two videos have made a lot of fans call out Lil Nas X to explain the identical scenes. From the angel emerging towards the protagonist from the mist and clouds which ends up in a fateful fall to hell and more, fans have shared clips of the videos asking how can it be the exact concept. A fan said, "The new lil nas x video is basically the cellophane video from fka twigs!" Another user opined, "maybe lil nas x was inspired and not copying cellophane by fka twigs idk just a thought!" Raquel Willis, a writer said, "lil nas x’s authenticity is generations in the making!", to which a user replied, "authenticity? the mv is obviously derived from fka twigs." A fan outraged, "fka twigs lost her grammy to lil nas x only for him to plagiarize the cellophane music video in its entirety.... goodbye!"

Scenes from 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Cellophane' (Lil Nas X YouTube/ FKA Twigs YouTube)





A different set of views said that Nas may not have much participation in making the music video. A user wrote, "On the subject of lil nas and fka twigs, I would like to say that I doubt lil nas had much to do with creating his music video. He had a whole team behind him and they probably thought of the idea. Please stop putting blame on him just because he's in the video. Or whatever idk." Another fan said, "some ppl mad that the pole dancing part borrowed heavily from FKA twigs (which i definitely agree w btw) but also it’s literally like 15 seconds of the mv so who cares!"



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