Coming out of hot-hot controversy from his last single “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X is releasing his follow-up song “Industry Baby.” The song is a collaboration with rapper Jack Harlow and is co-produced by Kanye West.
Teasing the new song, Lil Nas X released a short film surrounding the controversy of his previous single, which is hailed to be a devil-worshipping anthem by critics. In the teaser video, Lil Nas X is seen facing a trial in court.
In “Industry Baby,” Nas X and Jack Harlow boast about their fame in the music industry. They also address their haters who have come at their careers since day one.
The music video for the song dives into the homosexual rage warring towards Lil Nas X. He literally has naked male dancers around him, dancing in the prison shower. And Lil Nas X does not want to miss the party. He is also seen fully nude (only with a little blur over his privates) dancing alongside other inmates. Jack Harlow is that friend who helps Nas escape.
Watch NSFW “Industry Baby” Music Video by Lil Nas X Ft. Jack Harlow
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“Industry Baby” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Throughout the lyrics by Lil Nas X, he sings about how his haters cannot stand his style, his sexuality, and him. However, the more you play with your haters, the less interested they get over time. Resist them and they will keep coming at your jugular. But if you steer into their lane, the haters have no weapons against you. This is what Lil Nas X is attempting to do right now.
The song is a massive slap at his haters too. Ever since the release of his debut single “Old Town Road” in 2019, Lil Nas X has been making hits.
And this one is for the champions (Ah, ooh)
I ain’t lost since I’ve began, yeah (Ah, ooh)
Funny how you said it was the end, yeah
Lil Nas X was slandered for his display of sexuality in his previous single “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” He was slandered for portraying the devil in the music video. He was also slandered for wearing a shoe “inspired” by Satan himself. So, Nas X came out with an apology;
Jack Harlow’s verse in the song is straight as it gets. He sings about his conquests with women while his collaborator grinds out with male prison inmates side-by-side.
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Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.