Lil Nas X has revealed that he is expecting his… debut album.
The American rapper was seen cradling his ‘baby bump’ during a sensational ‘pregnancy’ photoshoot for People Magazine, which he also shared on Instagram.
Donning a flowing white ensemble and matching floral headband while holding a bouquet of flowers, the 22-year-old, who has attracted controversy for his previous stunts, looked in his element during the shoot.
‘SURPRISE! I can’t believe i’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2021,[sic]’ Lil Nas, real name Montero Lamar Hill, announced his namesake album.
The Old Town Road rapper was met with criticism over the shoot, with one person tweeting: ‘I really tired of lil nas .. his ugly a** to much … f** roach.’
The artist responded with: ‘You really on here calling a young mother to be ugly?’ before proceeding to call out others who left negative comments.
It was soon too much for the star, who later tweeted: ‘Let me get offline, all of this negative energy is not good for the baby.’
Meanwhile, during his interview with People, Lil Nas X said he came up with the pregnancy idea while listening to Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new song Dolla Sign Slime.
He explained: ‘I was like, “Oh my God, this is amazing,” so I immediately called my stylist.’
The Call Me By Your Name hitmaker has collaborated with some famous friends on his 15-track debut studio album.
Sir Elton features on a track titled One of Me, whilst Am I Dreaming features Miley, a song title that perfectly sums up our feelings about these collaborations.
Also featured is Jack Harlow, who raps on single Industry Baby, which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
These high-profile collabs on his first album show how Lil Nas X has already made his mark on the music industry.
Sir Elton recently referred to the star as ‘a hero of mine’ after Lil Nas X presented him with the icon award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Montero is available to pre-order now, available September 17.
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