Lil Nas X has set the record straight on his new single “Holiday”, declaring to the world: “I might bottom on the low, but I top s**t.”
The “Old Town Road” artist combines two simple pleasures – Christmas and bottoming – in the video for his new single.
On “Holiday”, Lil Nas X is a sexy, silver-haired Santa; a skirt-wearing choreography elf and a big old bottom.
“Ayy, can I pop s**t? / I might bottom on the low, but I top s**t,” he croons.
“Switch the genre on you hoes, do a rock hit.”
This is why we need more gay rappers. Lil Nas X is singing about the real queer issues. pic.twitter.com/BdUEY3Wy3Z
— Sisa (@Titanbaddie) November 13, 2020
The gays, of course, went wild.
this mf said “I might bottom on the low but I top shit” lmfaooo
Lil Nas X making music for the gays and the gays only pic.twitter.com/WW3GRrEO9D
— ethan ✨ (@thebeachb0y) November 13, 2020
Lil Nas X: I might bottom on the low…
— Alex 🎅🏽 (@Alexhphotog) November 13, 2020
Though others didn’t take the news quite so well.
lil nas x said he’s a bottom in his new song pic.twitter.com/WgOpBBHo9Q
— Aidan (@aidanhalls) November 13, 2020
Some decided it was time to get resourceful.
Me changing into a top when I found out Lil Nas X is a bottom pic.twitter.com/cdZesEpRUo
— JACQUES (@arcadeyblog) November 13, 2020
As one person pointed out, the lyric went deeper than the simple act of anal sex, and had the power to penetrate even the straightest of hearts.
lil nas x finna have the heteros singing “i might bottom on the low” 💀 pic.twitter.com/H8nVcaeo5F
— 🍬𝐉𝐯𝐬𝐭𝐉𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐧 (@itsjvstjordn) November 13, 2020
Set in the North Pole on Christmas Eve 2220, Lil Nas X’s “Holiday” video gives Mariah Carey a run for her money in terms of aggressive Yuletide cheer.
Lil Nas X – sorry, Santa Nas X – is seen flying out of a high-tech present factory in a red sportswear powdered by mechanical reindeer, soaring past a retooled Mount Rushmore (with the four presidents replaced by, yep, Lil Nas X), the Hollywood sign (now Holiday) and the Statue of Liberty.
The track is his first since the release of his EP 7 in June 2019, and trails his eagerly-anticipated debut album.
At last month’s Billboard Music Awards, Lil Nas X – dressed in a snakeskin suit and Prince-inspired bangs – hailed the upcoming effort as “the greatest album of all time”, confirming it would drop in 2021.
A second single, “Call Me By Your Name”, has already been teased – and has already won the approval of Rihanna.
Nas was just 19 when “Old Town Road” went viral and scaled charts around the world in early 2019.
A few months after its release he came out as gay, on the last day of Pride Month, but he’s admitted that wasn’t his original plan.