Lil Nas X is best known for being an incredibly talented songwriter and musical artist.
Recently, Lil Nas X fans got to see his mischievous side in a video where he played a practical joke on some celebrity friends.
The musician facetimed some of his closest pals. Except instead of speaking to him, he put his wax likeness in the camera frame.
Fans got to revel in the utter confusion exhibited by some of their favorite celebrities as their brains took time to process whether they were looking at Lil Nas X or not.
You can see video below.
The video showcases A-list stars Lizzo and Olivia Rodrigo.
Lil Nas X also pranked friends Troye Sevan, Steve Lacy and Rico Nasty.
To enact his ruse, Lil Nas X enlisted the help of world famous wax museum Madame Tussauds which has been sculpting wax figures and placing them in museums internationally since 1835.
The museum originally featured attractions such as its "Chamber of Horrors", which exhibited appealing yet disturbing wax renditions to its 19th century onlookers. However, Madame Tussauds now focuses more on creating models centered around pop culture icons.
It's safe to say their recent work for Lil Nas X is jaw droppingly realistic.
\u201cjust met me from the past. the sexual tension was too much to bare.\u201d— SAFFA (@SAFFA) 1663694342
While some of Lil Nas X's friends caught on to the joke immediately, Lizzo was noticeably baffled by the real life looks of the figure.
"What the f***. I thought it was you. I was like why are you in your Met Gala outfit?"
Although, celebrity wax figures are not always so well received.
Despite, the careful work that goes into the sculptures many simply seem to miss their mark.
Billy Eilish's wax figure caused quite a stir earlier this year when it was released at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
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Likewise, Nicki Minaj fell victim to a less than stellar sculpture.
\u201cArt Twitter, serious question. Wax is more malleable than bronze or stone, So when you realize your Nicki Minaj is looking like Billy Minaj can\u2019t you just heat the wax a little and reshape it until it looks right?\u201d— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi) 1578425533
Rihanna's wax figure also faced some criticism.
\u201cJust saw Rihanna's wax figure by Madame Tussauds & I... \ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23 How is that Rihanna??\u201d— April (@April) 1639759397
Ariana Grande's figure couldn't escape controversy either.
\u201cThe Madame Tussauds wax figure of Ariana Grande melted because of air conditioning problems and the result is below.\u201d— Pop Tingz (@Pop Tingz) 1658955562
But not all wax figures have gotten a bad wrap.
Drake's likeness by Madame Tussauds in 2019 was widely praised.
\u201cDrake is now a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.\u201d— Word On Road (@Word On Road) 1560959542
Despite the past's hiccups, Twitter has come out to give credit where it is due for the new Lil Nas X sculpture.
\u201cFinally, a wax museum gets one right. Lil Nas X meets his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, says, \u201cNever thought I would get the pleasure of meeting myself. The sexual tension was too much to bare.\u201d\u201d— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1663752384
\u201cnow why does lil nas x\u2019s wax figure look exactly like him?? this is creepy. madame tussaud finally did a good job.\u201d— \u1a33\u0b13 (@\u1a33\u0b13) 1663706376
\u201c@PopBase @LilNasX he got the best wax figure on his first try wtf\ud83d\ude2d\u201d— Pop Base (@Pop Base) 1663715987
\u201c@PopBase @LilNasX This is the most accurate and lookalike wax figure ever !!! Compare to other celebrities \ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udc80\u201d— Pop Base (@Pop Base) 1663715987
It's important to note even though the best wax sculptors in the world have their difficulties, it is a testament to the skill that goes into the process when they finally get it right.
One can only imagine the amount of time and detail that went into Lil Nas X's figure.
A big kudos to the sculptors at Madame Tussauds for bringing it to life.