Lil Nas X's recent song "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" has reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The rap artist celebrated the achievement on Twitter.
y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again. yo… https://t.co/bpwuUGdaxU— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹) 1617655398.0
The song and music video focused on Lil Nas X grappling with his identity as a gay man and ultimately commented on the rhetoric from conservatives LGBTQ+ people will go to Hell. After dropping the music video for "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" as well as his shoe line to go with it, he received criticism and backlash from conservatives.
After all the conservative outrage, Lil Nas X got the last laugh as his song reached the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 on April 5.
i hope my haters are sad. i hope they are crying. i want your tears to fill my grammy cup. 🏹🤍— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹) 1617658875.0
@LilNasX Just here to give my support against the haters trying to preach to you or make demands. A few weeks ago,… https://t.co/Xgzicogxbv— Celticwolf (@Celticwolf) 1617670799.0
@LilNasX Haters' tears are actually a great chaser for the blood, sweat, and hard work you put into this release. R… https://t.co/UM1tHhfUUS— Ian Ferry (@Ian Ferry) 1617661318.0
@LilNasX Never really heard of you until recently, tbh you being you is probably the best move on the media and mar… https://t.co/vxVGjXahdF— Dyshawn Bilbrew (@Dyshawn Bilbrew) 1617661457.0
@LilNasX Can your next shoes be filled with the tears of your haters 🤣— Ryan Tabbner (@Ryan Tabbner) 1617741873.0
Though he jokes a great deal about the conservatives who shared their thoughts on the video, it was an important moment for him, which he explained in an emotional tweet.
https://t.co/F8EE7pGVS8— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹) 1616731465.0
@LilNasX It wilds me when people get angry and say its an agenda because we want to be ourselves openly without jud… https://t.co/r2spZgiQ1o— Venice Springs (@Venice Springs) 1616752016.0
@LilNasX It took great courage to come out and be a beacon of hope for so many. Thank you for being who you are. S… https://t.co/yIn5UcvZvn— Jamie Girard (@Jamie Girard) 1616780552.0
@LilNasX So proud of you! You have came such a long way, and have been so brave to open up like you have. Wish I w… https://t.co/TT5IN5lwe4— EsorWorld1981 (@EsorWorld1981) 1616806696.0
Lil Nas X also tweeted a video he recorded in June 2020 to congratulate his future self.
In the video he said:
"I wanna say I'm proud of you!"
"You deserve all the good sh*t that's happening to you right now."
made this video in june 2020 to congratulate my future self. now we here!! NUMBER 1 BABY! 🏹🤍 https://t.co/3Yt2DTqsuW— nope 🏹 (@nope 🏹) 1617657696.0
Thought he continues to joke, he ended his twitter thread on a more serious note.
Lil Nas X continues to shine through the negativity thrown his way over his music and his identity.