Lil Nas X continued to hype the release of his first album on Thursday, and he made sure to make it a moment that people couldn’t stop talking about in classic trolling manner.
The highly anticipated album from the 22-year-old will be released later this month, on September 17, and will include a slew of high-profile features and bangers.
As far as Lil Nas X is concerned, he has mastered the art of provoking Drake’s followers.
Following his brutal mockery of Drake’s album announcement last week, “Industry Baby” rapper Montero Hill has again taken the internet by storm.
Drake confirmed on Monday that his upcoming album, “Certified Lover Boy,” will be released on September 3rd, 2018.
Damien Hirst’s cover art, which displays a succession of emojis of pregnant women, corroborated the rapper’s revelation.
Hours later, Lil Nas X confirmed the release of his highly-anticipated new album “Montero” by repurposing Drake’s cover with one noticeable alteration.
“MONTERO, THE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021,” the singer tweeted, along with 12 pregnant man emojis.
“Look at this. You’re taking something that isn’t yours and making it your own… once more, “According to one Twitter user.
FKA Twigs fans had previously criticised Lil Nas X for visual parallels between the singer’s “Cellophane” video and his “Montero (Call My By Your Name)” music video, in which he rode a stripper pole into the bowels of hell.
FKA Twigs later responded to the charges, thanking him for “acknowledging the inspiration” her video provided him and stating that she “completely supports” his “expression.”
It was on Thursday. Lil Nas X stepped up his game against Drake by celebrating the album’s impending release with a pregnancy pictorial and referring to it as his “baby.”
The 22-year-old actor is wrapped in a white satin robe and cradles his fake baby bump in a series of photos uploaded on his Instagram page.
The “pregnant” singer stands alongside a pool, wearing a white flower crown and holding a bouquet.
He was “expecting” his debut studio album, according to the last shot, which was a phony baby ultrasound.
“SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally saying it. ‘MONTERO,’ my little bundle of joy, is due on September 17, 2021 “The caption that accompanied the image read:
Drake’s agents have been contacted for comment.
This isn’t the first time Lil Nas X has made fun of a Drake song. In 2019, he joked that he would name his debut album “Nothing Was The Same,” which is identical to Drake’s 2013 album.
He then revealed his interpretation of Drake’s album cover, sharing an almost identical image of his side profile against a cloud-filled blue background.