Lil Nas X—one of the most popular rappers and most visible queer rappers—recently became a target on social media for conservatives.
Taking questions via his Instagram stories, Lil Nas X created a conversation in answering these questions where he played both his outer voice and his inner feelings. The outer voice looked like just a normal video response while his inner feelings had darker lighting and a distinct voice.
When he got the question “I think I’m pregnant…” he followed through with this style of response.
You can watch here:
Pro-life right-wing social media folks were all over this almost immediately. Lil Nas X made news across the internet for the joke response from his inner voice.
But he shut it all down rather quickly.
the “pregnant fan” was a boy on my instagram making a joke about him being pregnant u losers https://t.co/lW7SRrGMcF
— nope (@LilNasX) December 16, 2020
He pointed out:
“The ‘pregnant fan’ was a boy on my instagram making a joke about him being pregnant u losers.”
It was funny ngl pic.twitter.com/1XKEl2NCOT
— ファックユー🐼(the boss) (@trashsushi0) December 17, 2020
Damn. Journalism really reaching these days.
— Jlipper (@OfficialJlipper) December 16, 2020
Could you imagine being the person writing these articles? Taking anything you can out of context to drag a celebrity thru the mud just for a few views…
— Androgynous Space Villian (@phedijk) December 17, 2020
Pls don't let them get to you, the media is loves to create drama for no reason
— Liz (@thetrializ) December 18, 2020
And why does anyone still trust the media for the right perspective? They get a skewed story just for the clout. 😂😂
— natmo (@whaddupnatalie) December 17, 2020
Still, conservative news outlets came after him.
The Daily Wire said:
“Nas is certainly without respect for the pro-life community.”
i really starting to hate these ppl that run the news man https://t.co/PF02AxbHOz
— nope (@LilNasX) December 17, 2020
theyre just jealous pic.twitter.com/suWmuafV0r
— merry quinnstmas 🌟 (@macyouloveme) December 17, 2020
they just be saying anything to have a fake story
— Abdi 🦅 (@JrWave19) December 17, 2020
The news is always reaching. Gotta rake in the propaganda money somehow.
— Jlipper (@OfficialJlipper) December 17, 2020
they said….. Lil Was x…..im dead pic.twitter.com/gANxRyeczn
— Apollo Kayij (@Iamapollo_k) December 18, 2020
The joke seemed to be lost on right-wingers altogether.
Breitbart also wrote an article, to which Nas responded visually.
RID OF IT https://t.co/Y2nMBaPJff
— nope (@LilNasX) December 17, 2020
His whipping and nene-ing response got kudos from folks who got it.
news outlets continue to make a fool out of themselves
— James Charles (@jamescharles) December 17, 2020
British tabloids will make front page page news out of ANYTHING… like “THIS JUST IN… KENDALL JENNER SPOTTED EATING FRUIT LOOPS KNOCKOFF OVER NAME BRAND??? ARE THE JENNERS BROKE!!!”
— em (@emmactxo) December 17, 2020
There's no way they're not trolling at this point. You said a number of times it was a guy who said they were pregnant. Others have said a number of times it was a guy who said they were pregnant. This is ridiculous.
— Andrew William Ryan (@MartianAndy) December 18, 2020
@BreitbartNews is gonna talk like this, them they're going to bash Catholics for having Statues when they just put the whole nativity set outside, including Sweet Baby Jesus!
— (Job Hunting) Lucas Olson (@oldschoolrockst) December 18, 2020
Anyone who reads (and takes seriously) these conservative, pro-life news sites probably weren't fans of yours in the first place.
— Kim Sloan (@taureanfaery) December 18, 2020
Lil Nas X may be annoyed, but at the end of the day, he was joking with a male fan.
You either get the joke, or you don’t.