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Oh Yes, Lil Nas X Is Twerking Naked in His New Video. But He’s Also Raising Money for The Bail Project.

By |2021-07-23T17:11:42-04:00July 23rd, 2021|National, News|

Revolutionary gay recording artist Lil Nas X has done it again. The musician pushes fresh, new boundaries with his provocative new video depicting him having a ball – no pun intended – while locked up in Montero State Prison. 

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In the video for “Industry Baby,” Lil’ Nas X is sentenced to five years in the big house. But the music sensation can turn even the slammer into a banger, and he and the fellow hotties he’s locked up with drop their pink prison jumpsuits and perform a naked naughty dance in a shower room complete with pink-tiled poles. You know you love it. 

Lil Nas X, 22, celebrated the release of his video by writing a letter to “14-year-old Montero,” using his given name, Montero Lamar Hill, on Twitter.

“I wrote a song for us,” the letter begins. “I know sometimes you feel like it’s all downhill from here. I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast among your peers. I know going from having the biggest song in the world to being trapped in your apartment is weighing heavy on you. And I know if you hear the phrase ‘one hit wonder’ one more time you might combust. But I need you to keep going. I need you to realize that you have the opportunity to be the person that you needed growing up. I need you to stop feeling sorry for yourself. And I need you to remember that the only person who has to believe in you is you.”

There’s more to Lil Nas X’s video that meets the eye — and you best believe your eye meets plenty of him in the video. The YouTube video is actually part of a fundraising campaign for The Bail Project, a national non-profit organization that pays bail for people in need. The Commonwealth Fund estimates almost half a million people — three-quarters of the total number of people in jails — have not been convicted of a crime. Of these, 90 percent, the poorest Americans with the fewest resources — remain incarcerated because they cannot afford bail.

 

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In an additional post, Lil Nas X spoke about the issue.

“Music is the way I fight for liberation,” he wrote. “But true freedom requires change in how the criminal justice system works, starting with cash bail. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family, and I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans. There are so many stories that call on us to take action, and I invite you to join me in this important civil rights issue.” 

Get into Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s hot music video for “Industry Baby” below.

 

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael has been with Pride Source since 1999 and is currently senior staff writer. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.
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