Lil Nas X’s Liberation Agenda Rides Again

‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ is the perfect reintroduction

Lil Nas X at the MTV Video Music Video Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on August 26, 2019. Photo: Efren Landaos/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

To start, Lil Nas X is provocative and overt with the song’s messaging in a way that’s largely been accessible only to artists with notably less to say.

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