Lil Nas X Pokes Fun At People Complaining About Target's Pride Month Products

Leave it to Montero to poke holes in bigoted temper tantrums.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Nas X Target Pride Month

When Target unveiled its new line of harmless Pride Month products, right-wing bigots everywhere threw a hissy fit to no one's surprise, as if the company was forcing everyone to buy them at gunpoint. Even more unsurprising, somehow, was Lil Nas X's humorous satire of the whole ordeal. Moreover, the superstar took to Twitter to let out a parody tweet imitating the backlash to people complaining about "the rainbow agenda" and "the woke mob" and what have you. Unfortunately, right-wing threats actually prompted the store to pull back on its campaign. Maybe they should take a page out of Montero's book and see it for the ridiculous bawling that it is.

"Can’t believe target is supporting this nonsense" Lil Nas X tweeted. "I'm never shopping there again, my son is not “too cool for school” these shirts are ridiculous. He is going to school and he WILL learn." Of course, this is far from the first time that the Georgia native made fun of overblown LGBTQIA+ backlash. Recently, he clapped back at Woah Vicky claiming that he's faking his sexuality by referring to her as Ja Rule.

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However, that's not to imply that the "STAR WALKIN'" rapper and singer never faced some pushback of his own for seemingly insensitive comments. Last March, he tweeted: "where do the gays be in africa i wanna come there." It's unclear what intent he had in relaying such message, considering that Uganda had just passed destructive anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation that poses a serious threat to the community. Perhaps Lil Nas X wanted to invite people to express themselves regardless rather than blindly wondering where he could find them. No matter how you look at it, the message certainly didn't land.

Meanwhile, that's just one instance among many others where the 24-year-old championed freedom of sexuality. As such, it's much easier for fans to take tweets like his Target parody with a healthier and more inclusive light, unless you're one of the ones offended by it. Hopefully in the future he can make that distinction as clearly as he made it with this tweet rather than potentially underplay the issues communities face across the globe. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Lil Nas X.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.