Since Lil Nas X released the video of Montero (Call Me By Your Name) Last week, to say that controversies have rained on him is to fall short: from conservative sectors that raised their eyebrows when they saw him in a sensual dance with the devil to the similarities of the clip with the celebrated audiovisual Cellophane from FKA twigs, and what the director spoke more in depth Andrew Thomas HuangIt seems that everyone has had something to say about it.
Now the same FKA twigs revealed that he spoke directly with Lil Nas X to talk about the case, and explain a little more to the rapper the similarities between their videos. In an Instagram post, the British artist said the following: “Thank you @lilnasx for our kind and honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration that Cellophane He gave both you and your creative team to create your iconic video! ”he wrote. “I think what you have done is incredible and I fully support your expression and courage in promoting culture for the queer community. Legend status ”.
In their Instagram post, Twigs also thanked Huang and the choreographer. Kelly Yvonne, as well as the sex workers and strippers for “providing the physical language to make both videos possible.” The artist did not miss the opportunity to mention that for several months she has been working with the organization for sex workers, SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement), and encouraged her followers to make donations to it.
For its part, Lil Nas X also informed his followers about the conversation, acknowledging the work of FKA twigs. “I want to give love to FKA twigs already Andrew Thomas Huang! The visual of Cellophane It is a masterpiece of art. I had not realized that it had served as an inspiration to those who worked on the effects of my video. “
“I want to thank Twigs for calling me and informing me of the similarities between the two videos, as I did not know that they were so similar,” he wrote. “I was just excited for the video to come out. I understand how hard you have worked to bring this visual to life. You deserve a lot more love and praise. “
We are happy to see that the apparent conflict has been amicably resolved and that both artists have personally discussed the similarities between the two creations. However, the queer rapper still has more controversies to face, as this week Nike sued the MSCHF company that worked with him in the creation of celebrities. Satan shoes which were sold this week, claiming that the sneakers (which allegedly contain a drop of blood) “can cause confusion and dilution and create a wrong association between MSCHF and Nike products.”
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FKA twigs called Lil Nas X to acknowledge the similarities between their videos: “Thank you for acknowledging the inspiration ‘Cellophane’ gave you”