Lil Nas X unleashed his creative side while defending himself from the dramas surrounding his Satan shoes and sexuality.
On Friday, Lil Nas X dropped a video to mark the coming of his single "Industry Baby." The song featured Jack Harlow and ultimately shaded his recent issues.
On his official YouTube channel, the 22-year-old singer shared the clip titled, "Nike v. Lil Nas X - Satan Shoes Trial."
The two-minute video starts with a judge video calling his girlfriend. He then cuts off the conversation and says, "I'm bored. I'll call you back. I'm doing this little court case with Nike and this little gay n-."
Lil Nas X, who sits on the defendant's chair, appears with his court-appointed attorney named "Lil Nasty." The jury then passes around the controversial Satan shoes.
The scene changes and shows the singer as the prosecutor, asking the defendant's version of himself if he is gay. He rephrases the question to "Do yo momma know you gay?" to which Lil Nas X responds "yes."
The judge orders "five years in Montero State Prison" just because he admits he is gay.
Meanwhile, the title card revealed that the video was co-produced by Kanye West. He will be dropping the whole music on Friday.
Lil Nas X Faces Backlash
"Industry Baby" serves as the follow-up song of the track "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" which he performed during the BET Awards.
He concluded his number by kissing a male background dancer. Most internet users claimed that the public display was too inappropriate.
In response to this, he addressed the homophobic comments.
"y'all hate yourselves so much. y'all live your lives trying your best to appease straight ppl. y'all are uncomfortable with what i do because y'all are afraid they will be uncomfortable with you," he tweeted.
Apart from his performance, Lil Nas X also received criticisms for the same song as the lyrics talk about a lustful relationship between the same-gender duo.
Meanwhile, his Satan shoes also became the center of attention due to the details. The pair from MSCHF Product Studio is a customized version of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers. It reportedly has one drop of human blood and the biblical passage Luke 10:18.
Only 666 pairs were produced to complete the Satan shoe definition.