ANALYSIS | 'Y'all love saying we going to hell but get upset when I actually go there' - Lil Nas X queers the Bible

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo is painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican Museums on August 4, 2012, in Rome, Italy. The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapels ceiling, painted circa 1511 - 1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo is painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in the Vatican Museums on August 4, 2012, in Rome, Italy. The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapels ceiling, painted circa 1511 - 1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)

On 26 March 2021, artist Lil Nas X dropped his unabashedly queer as in f*** you music video to the song, Montero (Call Me By Your Name).  In it, the musician known for his sweeper hit Old Town Road, pole dances his way to hell after being seduced by a serpent creature bearing his likeness. Playing a pink guitar under in a garden that may be Eden, Lil Nas X is approached by a seductive and suggestive snakelike creature. He tries to escape, and fails, his mouth meeting that of the serpent Lilith (the first wife of Adam according to Jewish mythology), and not the infamous apple.

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