Lil Nas X 'pregnant' with 'Montero', poses in fake baby bump to reveal album due date
Lil Nas X is expecting. The rapper announced the release date of his debut album, 'Montero' in a rather 'dramatic' way. Awaiting the celebration of his "baby" on September 17, Lil Nas X did an over-the-top pregnancy shoot, properly complete with a bump and flower crown.
Reportedly, Lil Nas X came up with the idea to do the shoot after listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song 'Dolla Sign Slime' for the first time. "I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing,' so I immediately called my stylist, she was like, 'Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.' I was like, 'Yeah, this is my baby, huh?' As a joke, she was like, 'Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot'. I was like, 'You know what? That's actually brilliant'. So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it's going to be amazing, " the rapper told PEOPLE magazine.
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"SURPRISE! I can’t believe i’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2021, " the rapper wrote on his Instagram. Speaking of whether his debut album is an immaculate conception of sorts, Lil Nas X said, "I guess I am the father as well as the mother. But I guess the producers who worked on it are like the dads too. Or maybe uncles." 'Montero' was created last year in the lockdown. The rapper mentioned on Twitter last week that the creation of 'Montero' was "therapeutic".
Lil Nas X further told PEOPLE that he learned "to have full faith in myself, " during the journey of the creation of this album. "The only person that really has to believe in me is myself. It's been a lot of self-affirmations this year that I probably would not have been able to do two years ago." Songs like 'Sun Goes Down' and 'Industry Baby' represent Lil Nas X's total journey, from "places I've been to places I want to go, " in his words. "You're getting a lot of stories about me. You're getting a lot of stories about my past and where I want to be in my love life. But they're also a bop. I feel like I finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song, " he said.