Lil Nas X Rips His Pants During Live 'SNL' Performance | 22 Words

Lil Nas X appeared on Saturday Night Live over the weekend and it's safe to say, his performance was unforgettable...

Just two minutes into his performance, he suffered a very embarrassing wardrobe malfunction...

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When his pants ripped, and caused one of the greatest reactions of all time...

Now, Lil Nas X was born as Montero Lamar Hill in 1990.

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Hailing from Georgia, the rapper is best known for the country rap song 'Old Town Road' in which he collaborated with Billy Ray Cyrus.

He didn't start out doing music, however...

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After dropping out of his first year at the University of West Georgia, Lil Nas began working on the internet in the hopes of becoming a successful internet personality.

He reportedly ran Nicki Minaj fan accounts online...

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By trafficking in memes, viral threads, engagement bait, and Nicki Minaj stanning, Lil Nas X was able to create a 6-digit follower base on Twitter, and it was that platform that would eventually serve as a springboard for 'Old Town Road'.

In 2019, the rapper came out as gay.

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He announced the news on his Twitter account at the end of Pride month, saying, "Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not [going to f*** with me] no more. But before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to c7osure," followed by a string of rainbow emojis.

He then shared a video of his single 'C7osure'...

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'C7osure' finds Lil Nas X singing about a desire to live a more authentic life.

"Ain't no more acting, man that forecast say I should just let me grow... No more red light for me baby, only green, I gotta go... Pack my past up in the back, oh, let my future take ahold... This is what I gotta do, can't be regretting when I'm old."

The song was his version of coming out...

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“Deadass thought I made it obvious," he then said on Twitter with a picture of his album cover with a rainbow on it.

Lil Nas X has now made history...

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By being the first-ever openly gay man to receive a CMA Award.

Billy Ray Cyrus won the Musical Event of the Year with Lil Nas X.

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They remixed 'Old Town Road' together, and this was a serious marking point for the LGBTQ+ community as Lil Nas X was the first-ever openly gay man to receive a CMA Award.

Lil Nas X took to Twitter to share his excitement over the win...

However, the musician's original version of 'Old Town Road' was controversially removed from Billboard's Hot Country chart after being deemed to not have "enough elements" of country music.

It initially wasn't deemed "country" enough...

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"'Old Town Road' does not embrace enough elements of today's country music to chart in its current version," claimed Billboard.

But 'Achy Breaky Heart' hitmaker Billy Ray Cyrus came to the rescue...

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He helped the rapper to remix the original song enough to allow it to be deemed "country enough," which eventually led it to make it into the charts.

The song then went on to become the longest-running number-one track on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

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It was enough to displace previous hitmakers like Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, and Boys II Men.

It wasn't always smooth sailing...


In an interview with the New York Times back in May, the rapper admitted he was unemployed at the time he made 'Old Town Road'.

"I was not working. I was pushing my music through the internet full-time."

He also revealed it was recorded in the closets at both his home and his grandmother's home, using both spaces as makeshift studios...

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Lil Nas X is a perfect example of how hard work and dedication can take you to many places.

This week saw Lil Nas X perform on Saturday Night Live...

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But it didn't quite go to plan...

Taking to the SNL stage to perform his song, 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)', Lil Nas X suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

Just 2 minutes into his performance, Lil Nas X danced on a pole while wearing tight fitting leather trousers before dropping to the ground.

He then stands up and with a rip in his pants, quickly covers his pelvis with his hand...

Where it remained for the remainder of the performance.

Fortunately, Lil Nas X seemed to take the malfunction in his stride.

Once the episode aired, he took to Twitter to write: "NOT MY PANTS RIPPED ON LIVE ON TV."

Following up with: "OMFG NO."

"At first i was afraid to even perform. then we rehearsed for 2 weeks, then all of the dancers got removed because one had covid and new ones had to learn the routine in 24 hours, and then i ended up ripping my pants and couldn't finish. everything happens for a reason tho lol," he also tweeted.

You can see the moment here.

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