However, Lil Nas X’s appearance on SNL’s season finale nearly proved disastrous, and not because angry conservatives bum-rushed the stage. Rather, all that gyrating during Lil Nas X’s performance of “Montero” caused the front of his pants to split open. He spent the last minute of his performance with one hand on his crotch — which, to be honest, wasn’t all that out of place when juxtaposed alongside some of the other sultry moves carried out by his dancers.
As for the performance itself, Lil Nas X sought to replicate his controversial (?) video for “Montero”, complete with an on-stage lap dance, stripper pole, and underworld-inspired backdrop.
Compared to the visual spectacle of “Montero”, Lil Nas X’s performance of “Sun Goes Down” was much more reserved, with an emphasis placed on the singer’s vocals and live backing band.
Elsewhere during the episode, Lil Nas X teamed up with Bowen Yang, Kate McKinnon, Punkie Johnson, and host Anya Taylor-Joy for a digital short called “Pride Month Song”.
Replay both performances and the digital short below.
i know i do a lot of planned shit but ripping my pants on live television is not one of themAdvertisement
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) May 23, 2021