The Old Town Road singer pokes fun at himself on TikTok and Twitter after experiencing a wardrobe malfunction on the SNL season finale.
After facing a wardrobe malfunction during a performance at Saturday night live, Lil Nas X took to TikTok to joke about the incident. The rapper appeared on the season finale of SNL last weekend to present “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and his latest single, “Sun Goes Down.” During the show, she also made an appearance alongside host Anya-Taylor Joy in a sketch titled “Song of the Month for Pride.”
Lil Nas X rose to fame after making waves on the country music charts with “Old Town Road” in 2019. He quickly became a huge social media presence as well, with 6.4 million Twitter followers and 16.4 million. followers on TikTok. In 2021, he released the controversial chart-topping hit, “Montero (Call me by your name).”
During a performance of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” fans got a little more than they bargained for when the singer / rapper ripped his pants while dancing. Lil Nas X He then used TikTok to poke fun at the situation, posting a video reacting to the incident with a text message that read “My pants ripped on live TV last night.” The 15-second video includes a clip of Lil Nas X ripping his pants off in the upper half of the screen, with the rapper laughing in the lower half of the screen. He later posted another video of him laughing at a tweet from a user named WinwardCats who compared the situation with the episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants in which SpongeBob rips his pants. He also addressed the incident on Twitter, confirming that the pants were not supposed to rip and tweeting. “NOT MY RIPPED PANTS LIVE ON TV“shortly after the presentation. Check out the video below:
As hilarious as the ripped pants are, what’s incredibly impressive about the situation is how well Lil Nas X handled the malfunction both on stage and after the performance. There’s a very clear moment where viewers can see Lil Nas X looking at his flaming patterned leather pants and noticing that something is wrong. After a brief moment of shock, the singer flashes a serious smile for the camera and continues his choreography with one hand over the exposed area.
The only real downside to the incident may be the attention it took from Lil Nas X’s other performance of the night: a serious and comparatively smooth performance of his new single, “Sun Goes Down.” The song is a reflection on his youth and on how to accept his sexuality. Lil Nas X isn’t new to controversy, so a wardrobe malfunction is probably no big deal to him. Being able to joke about it on social media takes the story in your hands and shows you are ready to laugh and move on.
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