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FKA twigs addresses Lil Nas X music video similarities

The artists had a phone call to talk through the similarities in the music videos for ‘Cellophane’ and ‘Montero’

Last week, Lil Nas X dropped a candy-coloured music video for his single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, which saw him descend into the pits of hell on a stripper pole – to seduce the devil, no less.

As well as provoking the ire of God-fearing republicans, the video prompted others to point out similarities between the music video and the visuals to FKA twigs’ “Cellophane” – including “Cellophane” director Andrew Thomas Huang.

Now, FKA twigs has thanked Lil Nas X for acknowledging the similarities between the videos. “Thank you @lilnasx for our gentle honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration cellophane gave you and your creative team in creating your iconic video!” she wrote on Instagram yesterday (March 30).

She added: “I think what you have done is amazing and I fully support your expression and bravery in pushing culture forward for the queer community. Legend status.”

“I want to say thank u to twigs for calling me and informing me about the similarities between the two videos, as I was not aware they were so close,” Lil Nas X wrote in a post of his own. “(I) was only excited for the video to come out. I understand how hard you worked to bring this visual to life. You deserve so much more love and praise.”

The two visuals feature similar pole dancing choreography. FKA twigs also thanked Huang and choreographer Kelly Yvonne, as well as sex workers and strippers for “providing the physical language to make both videos possible”.

To accompany the release of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, Lil Nas X announced that he is selling 666 pairs of Satan Shoes in collaboration with MSCHF. The trainers are customised Nike Air Max 97s and come fused with actual human blood, naturally.