A rapper by the name of Lil Nas X said that children are his core audience, just months before releasing a music video in which he pole dances down to hell to give Satan a lap dance.
The deranged rapper also announced a sneaker collaboration called “Satan” that features a pentagram and real human blood. The shoe also contains the numbers 666 and come in a limited edition of 666 pairs.
His new video, which has skyrocketed to number one on YouTube, is just about as subtle about his Satanism as the shoes.
Warning, this video is not appropriate for work, children, or really, anyone:
Before making headlines with this stunt, he was being praised for a children’s book he wrote called “C is For Country,” apparently based off his hit song “Old Town Road.”
That wasn’t the musician’s only attempt at making sure he had a young fan base.
In January, NPR reported in an article titled “Lil Nas X Says Children Are His Core Audience Right Now, And That’s OK,” “Reaching kids on their level has been a big part of the public persona of Lil Nas X in the past year. Last spring he did an appearance on The Not-Too-Late Show, singing the theme along with its host, Elmo. Leading into the holidays, he did a virtual performance on the online video game platform Roblox, reminiscent of the Travis Scott Fortnite concert in April. But Roblox has a huge younger audience — the company says over half its users are under 13 — and the Lil Nas X concert alone drew in over 30 million visits.”
The NPR report continued on to say that Lil Nas X says he isn’t particularly self-conscious about his extremely young fan base. “I’m well aware that life and careers and everything goes in chapters,” the rapper says. “That’s the chapter I’m in right now and I’m OK with that.”
To be clear, he specifically catered to a young audience to boost his career. Just a little over two months later, he’s grinding on Satan.
Responding to a tweet about how he specifically targeted children before releasing this trash, Lil Nas X played stupid. He wrote, “there was no system involved. i made the decision to create the music video. i am an adult. i am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. that is your job.”
there was no system involved. i made the decision to create the music video. i am an adult. i am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. that is your job. https://t.co/SzjjYe2tf4
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021