Lil Nas X Reacts To His Pants Ripping On SNL In New TikTok
The Old Town Road singer pokes fun at TikTok and Twitter after experiencing a cloakroom malfunction at the SNL season finale.
After a wardrobe malfunction during a performance on Saturday night liveLil Nas X went to TikTok to joke about the incident. The rapper appeared at the SNL season finale last weekend to play “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and his latest single, “Sun Goes Down”. During the show, he appeared alongside presenter Anya-Taylor Joy in a sketch entitled “Pride Month Song”.
Lil Nas X rose to fame after making waves in the country charts in 2019 with “Old Town Road”. With 6.4 million followers on Twitter and 16.4 million followers on TikTok, it quickly became a huge presence on social media as well. In 2021 he released the controversial hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.
During a performance of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” fans got a little more than they expected when the singer / rapper ripped his pants while dancing. Lil Nas X later went to TikTok to poke fun at the situation and posted a video responding to the incident with the text “My pants really ripped on live TV last night.” The 15 second video includes a clip of Lil Nas X ripping his pants in the top half of the screen while the rapper laughs in the bottom half of the screen. He later posted another video laughing at a tweet from a user named WinwardCats that compared the situation to the episode of SpongeBob Squarepants in which SpongeBob tore his pants. He also went into the incident on Twitter and confirmed that the pants should not tear shortly after the performance and tweeted: “NOT MY TROUSERS IN LIFE ON TELEVISION”. Check out the video below:
As funny as ripped pants are, what is incredibly impressive about the situation is how well Lil Nas X handled the malfunction both on stage and after the performance. There’s a very clear moment when viewers can see Lil Nas X look down at his flame-patterned leather pants and discover that something is wrong. After a brief moment of shock, the singer smiles seriously at the camera and continues his choreography with one hand over the exposed area.
The only real downside to the incident may be the attention it took away from Lil Nas X’s other performance of the night: a serious and comparatively mild performance of his new single, “Sun Goes Down”. The song is a reflection on his youth and the confrontation with his sexuality. Lil Nas X is by no means new to the controversy, so a wardrobe malfunction is probably not a big deal to him. Being able to joke about it on social media takes the story in hand and shows that he’s ready to laugh at it and move on.
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