Lil Nas X’s song about gay sex earns 3 Grammy nominations

Rapper Lil Nas X’s hit music about gay intercourse was nominated Tuesday for 3 Grammy Awards, catapulting LGBTQ narratives to the perfect echelon of accomplishment inside the music enterprise.

The provocative music — “Montero (Title Me By Your Title)” — is up for music of the 12 months, doc of the 12 months and biggest music video on the sixty fourth annual Grammy Awards, which might be being held Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.

Its title is a reference to the gay romance novel and 2017 film “Title Me By Your Title.” Nonetheless its lyrics are a lot much less about love and additional about lust, with traces along with “romantic talking? You don’t even ought to attempt” and “I’m not fazed, solely proper right here to sin.”

Throughout the music video for the music, Lil Nas X is seduced out of what appears to be the Yard of Eden, falls into hell and supplies the devil a lap dance.

Lil Nas X, whose precise title is Montero Lamar Hill, celebrated his nominations and thanked his followers in a string of Twitter posts.

“don’t ought to win a single award, actually grateful for all the notion this 12 months has launched me. and grateful for the journey. love u guys,” the 22-year-old rapper wrote.

In full, he was nominated for five of the principle music awards, along with for album of the 12 months for his debut studio album, “Montero,” which opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Last 12 months, he acquired two out of the six Grammy Awards he was nominated for, along with for biggest music video for his hit music “Earlier Metropolis Freeway (Remix).”

LGBTQ advocates applauded the groundbreaking nature of the rapper’s nominations.

“Lil Nas X continues to open doorways for higher LGBTQ inclusion in rap and hip-hop, which is ready to undoubtedly encourage and empower a model new know-how of artists to embrace their authenticity and individuality,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis talked about in an announcement Tuesday.

Completely different LGBTQ artists who obtained Grammy nominations Tuesday embrace singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, pop star Halsey and singer-songwriter Arlo Parks.

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