It has been almost three years since the artist revealed his provocative music video for his 2021 single, showing him transitioning from the Garden of Eden to ancient Greece before pole dancing down a stripper pole into hell, where he gives Satan a lap dance before ultimately killing Lucifer.
In Dave Chappelle‘s most recent comedy special, The Dreamer, the comedian mocked the “Montero” visual, mentioning that Lil Nas X approached him at a party and said he wanted Chappelle in the video, which Chappelle did not remember.
Chappelle compared the moment to being asked what he wanted to be when he grew up in grade school and made fun of what Lil Nas X might have told his teacher.
“‘What do you want to be when you grow up, Lil Nas X?’ That n—- stood up in front of the whole class,” Chapelle said.
“‘I want to be the gayest n—- that ever lived. I want to do a music video, slide down a stripper pole, all the way to the depths of hell, and suck the devil’s d— at ten o’ clock on BET while all the kids are awake and can see me.’ Shockingly, that was the only dream that worked out.”
After seeing the clip on Wednesday (Jan. 3), Lil Nas X responded on X (formerly known as Twitter).
“yall gotta let call me by your name go, me and the devil broke up 3 years ago. yall acting like children of divorce,” he wrote.
— ? (@LilNasX) January 3, 2024