Get ready for another bold move from Lil Nas X, as he unveils the provocative artwork for his upcoming single “J Christ,” set for release on January 12, 2024.
Known for his audacious approach to music and visuals, the rapper continues this trend with an image depicting him crucified on a distorted wooden cross. The scene gets more peculiar, as five characters, adorned with outmoded accessories, appear to be raising the cross.
The artwork has already stirred a pot of mixed reactions on Twitter. While some fans lauded the rapper's audacity, others have voiced their criticism, accusing him of showing disrespect towards religious symbols.
Lil Nas X's latest move isn't entirely surprising. As early as November 2023, the rapper had been dropping hints about a “Christian era” emerging from his music. This could be an interesting twist on his creative journey, considering his previous controversial encounters with religious imagery.
A Look Back
Notably, his chart-topping hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” stirred up controversy due to its use of Satanic symbolism. The music video for the song took things further, showcasing Lil Nas X offering a lap dance to the devil and eventually claiming the throne as the ruler of the underworld.
The video's audacity drew mockery from comedian Dave Chappelle. Responding to the jest, the rapper humorously stated that his relationship with the devil had ended.
A Self-Deprecating Approach
As part of his ongoing narrative and self-mockery, the rapper also launched a website dubbed SaveNasX.com. The platform serves as a playful jab at his image as a “devil-worshipping” pop artist.
This upcoming musical release promises to be another conversation starter for Lil Nas X, as he continues to carve his unique path in the world of pop music.