The first guest is Lil Nas X, who, as Fineman’s Spears explains, “has been attacked by the rare combo of the Catholic church and Nike.”
The “Old Town Road” artist (played by Chris Redd) came out, rocking the black leather ensemble and red hair which he sported in his controversial “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video.
“People are freaking out about your new video, where you ride down a stripper pole to hell then twerk on the devil. Why are they upset?” Spears asks.
“Because they’re close-minded idiots,” Redd’s Lil Nas X replied. “People are afraid of me because I’m different, but really I’m just your typical gay, Black, country rap, sneaker entrepreneur.”
When asked what he would say to those offended by his video, Lil Nas X shared, “I would say, ‘You know that wasn’t the real Satan, right?’ It was a dude in a Halloween devil costume, because the real Satan doesn’t do music videos. So, maybe chill?”
“Would you be able to give a lap dance to God, just to even things out?” Spears asks, before welcoming on a man with long white hair and tan robes. Lil Nas X leaps up and begins twerking in front of him for several seconds to the cheers of the audience.
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“Wow! Happy Easter, everyone!” Spears exclaims.
For more on the controversy surrounding Lil Nas X’s new music video, see below.
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