UPDATE (July 23): Lil Nas X has now released his new song/video ‘Industry Baby’ featuring Jack Harlow on streaming platforms, you can listen to the Kanye-produced song below. A day to the song’s arrival, Lil Nas penned a letter to his younger self, urging him to remain strong and to never stop believing in himself.
“I wrote a song for us,” the letter began. “I know sometimes you feel like it’s all downhill from here. I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast amongst 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.”
Previous Story (July 19):
Lil Nas X has shared a short video clip on YouTube teasing the arrival of his new single ‘Industry Baby’ featuring Jack Harlow and produced by Daytrip and Kanye West.
The singer has through the weekend told fans through several social platforms that he was prepping to stand trial over his “Satan shoes” project with MSCHF that was recalled by Nike. “When you have court on Monday over satan shoe and might go to jail but your label tells you to keep making TikToks.” he earlier posted on TikTok causing many to believe that he was really heading to court although there has not been any news or report of Nike suing him.
As pointed out by Forbes Carlie Porterfield, the fake court trial was a deliberate attempt by X to promote his new song ‘Industry Baby’ which will be dropping this Friday, July 23.
Just in case you still don’t know the origin or the story behind the “Satan shoes” we have been talking about, let’s take you back a little bit, Lil Nas X and MSCHF collaborated to sell 666 pairs of an exclusive modified Nike Air Max 97s which reportedly contained a drop of human blood which many people were not happy with, Nike later sued MSCHF in a long-settled case after MSCHF agreed to recall all 666 pairs of the sneakers so there is no case concerning the Nike sneakers to take X to court.
It is no news that Lil Nas X loves attention and knows just how to get it, he recently revealed to Complex that he loves to play that part as people have already painted him as evil.
“People already demonize who I am and put me in a painting of, ‘OK, he’s evil, he’s doing this, he’s doing that,’” X told Complex at the time. “So it’s like, you know what? You know what? I’ll take that, I’ll be that, and I’m going to make the best of it.”
Take a look at the clip for ‘Industry Baby’ below.
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