VMAN 47 Cover Star Lil Nas X is Pregnant with Upcoming Album MONTERO

VMAN 47 Cover Star Lil Nas X is Pregnant with Upcoming Album MONTERO

VMAN 47 Cover Star Lil Nas X is Pregnant with Upcoming Album MONTERO

The shoot included white roses, a baby bump, and a gorgeous white outfit, in honor of his "baby."

The shoot included white roses, a baby bump, and a gorgeous white outfit, in honor of his "baby."

Photography: Inez & Vinoodh

Styling: George Cortina

Text: Addison Aloian

Lil Nas X has shared what appears to be an elaborate pregnancy photoshoot, including white roses and a baby bump, in honor of MONTERO, his debut album, dropping Sept. 17.

“SURPRISE!” he wrote on Instagram. “I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy ‘MONTERO’ is due September 17, 2021.”

Courtesy of @LilNasX Instagram

The VMAN 47 Cover Star got the idea to promote his album through a pregnancy shoot because of Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his song “Dolla Sign Slime,” according to PEOPLE. When chatting with his stylist, she reportedly joked around with him, calling the album his “baby.” “As a joke, she was like, ‘Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot,’” he told PEOPLE. Staying true to himself and being unapologetically bold, the 22-year-old rapper knew he had to pursue the idea.

But Lil Nas X is nothing if not a comedic genius—Monday, he trolled Drake’s promotional Instagram post of his upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy, by reposting Drake’s photo of pregnant women emojis, but replacing them with men.

Created in lockdown, MONTERO is full of stories eclipsing Lil Nas X’s entire life, and how he came to where he is now. Along with the title track, he’s also already released “INDUSTRY BABY” with Jack Harlow and “SUN GOES DOWN,” songs detailing two completely different stories, but equally as thrilling and interesting.

In addition to his collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion and Jack Harlow, the “Panini” rapper also worked with Doja Cat on “SCOOP,” Elton John on “ONE OF ME,” and Miley Cyrus on “AM I DREAMING.”

“Creating this album has been therapy for me,” he wrote on Twitter last week. “I’ve learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who I am, what I can do, and where I will be. I’ve realized the only opinion of me that really matters is my own.”

From “Old Town Road” to now, our cover star has come a long way, and we can’t wait for Sept. 17.

Credits: Cover Photography Courtesy of Inez and Vinoodh

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