After seeing this photo, some people mistook Lil Nas X for a pregnant woman.

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There are some artists who seem to be destined to become just one hit wonders. They release a ridiculously catchy song and then fade into nothingness. While many thought this would be the fate of Lil Nas X after the smash success of his “Old Town Road” track, the artist has kept himself in headlines with bold moves like his pregnancy post.

The rapper/singer/songwriter has managed to utilize shock value and controversy like few other artists are able to today. Much has been written about the dearth of homosexual representation in hip-hop, which has only now begun to change. Lil Nas X not only embraces his sexual orientation, but celebrates it and challenges gender norms in ways that appear to simultaneously delight and get a rise out of people.

For example, in the music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” the rapper gives Satan a juicy lap dance. He also hit the devil theme hard with his limited-edition Satan Nikes that apparently were made with a bit of real human blood — and only 666 of them were made for added collectible, devilish delight.

He’s grinding people’s gears again with a series of “pregnancy” photos that look like they’re ripped straight off of someone’s demure maternity photoshoot celebrating the beauty of expectant motherhood.

But is he really pregnant?

A post shared by MONTERO (@lilnasx)

The artist’s post was meant to generate buzz for the arrival of his album, “MONTERO” which is due for a fall 2021 drop. In this Instagram post he wrote, “SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy, “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2020.”

A post shared by MONTERO (@lilnasx)

There were some who were offended by Lil Nas X’s pregnancy imagery, however, saying that he was “going too far” by showing off a photoshopped/prosthetic baby bump. Others indicated that he was using “pregnancy as a prop.”

GUYS singers generally call their albums their babies. Montero in this case is @LilNasX’s first-born. It’s a joke! You get offended by everything nowadays. If somebody, unfortunately, can’t have a baby it’s not his fault. wtf?? How is he making fun of u?

PS. ADOPT, please

I’m a 70 year old… Brinkwire short summary.

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