Lil Nas X is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Drake’s Certified Lover Boy.
Earlier in the day, Drake revealed the Damien Hirst-designed cover art for his long-awaited album featuring 12 pregnant woman emojis in various skin tones and shirt colors.
CERTIFIED LOVER BOY THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD #CLB pic.twitter.com/P4mEdF23bT
— OVO Sound (@OVOSound) August 30, 2021
Lil Nas X decided to have some fun with it. The notorious troll and meme mastermind Photoshopped his own version of the CLB cover featuring 12 pregnant men instead of women. He also took the opportunity to promote his upcoming debut album Montero.
“‘MONTERO’ THE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021,” he captioned the tweet, which had over 85,000 likes.
“MONTERO” THE ALBUM
OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 pic.twitter.com/M7qVwV1uOu
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) August 30, 2021
Nas also retweeted a comment from a fan who noted the artwork’s deeper intention. “Honestly the artistic intent behind this covert art is revolutionary,” said the fan. “This really says a lot about society and the themes of the album before we’ve even heard it.”
The 22-year-old rapper recently became the 10th most streamed artist on Spotify with over 5.4 million monthly listeners. “WOWW THIS IS HISTORY! I LOVE YALL SO MUCH!” Nas tweeted while celebrating the achievement.
Honestly the artistic intent behind this covert art is revolutionary. This really says a lot about society and the themes of the album before we’ve even heard it https://t.co/WO5zH5s8yj
— Sxre Baudelaire🖤✨ (@thatblackemokid) August 30, 2021
Montero arrives Sept. 17 featuring singles including “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow, “Sun Goes Down,” and “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.