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Lil Nas X says he wants Rihanna on a ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ remix

Who doesn’t?

Lil Nas X’s latest single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, has already received numerous remixes, continuing the trend established with his viral breakout hit, “Old Town Road”. So far, the controversial new hit has been transformed into a “24/7 lo-fi hip hop beats”-style track and a soundscape from the bathroom of hell, and now he has his sights set on potential collaborators.

Specifically, Lil Nas X has singled out Rihanna and Bad Bunny as the ideal artists to feature on a reworked version of “Montero”, in a radio interview with Capital. Noting the rapper’s immediate response and glance off to the side, the host says: “It makes me feel like this may be already in the pipeline.”

“I wish,” responds Lil Nas X, but adds that he doesn’t want to publicly call for the collab on Twitter, as he did with Billy Ray Cyrus, saying: “What if I ask for it? I don’t wanna jinx it.”

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” remains at the top of the UK singles chart three weeks in, though it was temporarily removed from streaming services earlier this week. “It’s unfortunately out of our control but we are doing everything possible to keep the song up on streaming services,” said his label, Columbia Records, in a statement posted April 13. “We will keep you up to date as we hear more. Thank you for understanding.”

In the meantime, Lil Nas X urged fans to screen record the audio off YouTube, and suggested that he’d stream the song on Pornhub if the streaming outages weren’t fixed.

“Thank you to everyone for using your voices,” he wrote in an April 14 update. “I’m not placing any blame on the streaming services. Most people have said they are able to go and redownload. Please let me know if you guys still have a problem.”

April 14 also saw Lil Nas X star alongside Dominic Fike in a hallucinatory video for Brockhampton’s latest single, “Count On Me”, directed by Kevin Abstract.