Lil Nas X wants the world to know that he’s a “bottom on the low.”
The openly gay rapper-singer makes the bold declaration in his new single “Holiday,” which, along with a very CGI-heavy music video, was released early Friday morning (Nov. 13).
Set on Christmas Eve 2220, the video follows Nas X through a futuristic North Pole workshop where he takes on the role of several different characters—including a silver-haired Santa and a skirt-wearing, dancing elf—and flies through the sky in a Dodge Challenger fashioned into a high-tech sleigh complete with robo-reindeer.
The video itself is one hell of a conversation starter, but it’s one line in the song in particular that has everyone talking.
“Ayy, can I pop sh*t? / I might bottom on the low, but I top sh*t,” he sing-raps.
“Switch the genre on you hoes, do a rock hit / I got the biggest damn song, f**k the charts, sis, I don’t need ’em.”
This is why we need more gay rappers. Lil Nas X is singing about the real queer issues. pic.twitter.com/BdUEY3Wy3Z
— Sisa (@Titanbaddie) November 13, 2020
For those who are unaware, a “bottom” is someone who prefers to take a more “submissive” role in sexual situations (i.e. the “receiving partner”). When it comes to man-on-man sex, a bottom is the guy who is being penetrated.
Of course, the gays on Twitter went crazy over the revelation that Nas is a “bottom on the low.” Peep the responses below:
this mf said “I might bottom on the low but I top shit” lmfaooo
Lil Nas X making music for the gays and the gays only pic.twitter.com/WW3GRrEO9D
— ethan ? (@thebeachb0y) November 13, 2020
Lil Nas X: I might bottom on the low…
— Alex ?? (@Alexhphotog) November 13, 2020
lil nas x said he’s a bottom in his new song pic.twitter.com/WgOpBBHo9Q
— Aidan (@aidanhalls) November 13, 2020
Me changing into a top when I found out Lil Nas X is a bottom pic.twitter.com/cdZesEpRUo
— JACQUES (@arcadeyblog) November 13, 2020
lil nas x finna have the heteros singing “i might bottom on the low” ? pic.twitter.com/H8nVcaeo5F
— ?????????? (@itsjvstjordn) November 13, 2020
Lil Nas X: "I might bottom on the low, but I top shit!"
Dave East: pic.twitter.com/wXtJqHRIMq
— Mallewi (@mallewi) November 13, 2020
Lil Nas X really said “I’m a bottom on the low but I top shit.”
When I said I wanted gay pop stars, this is what I meant.
— taylor henderson (@cornbreadsays) November 13, 2020
“Holiday” is the first single from Nas’ highly anticipated upcoming album, the follow-up to his debut EP 7, which featured his record-breaking hit single “Old Town Road,” as well as the popular follow-up tracks “Panini” an “Rodeo.”
He’s set to perform “Holiday” for the first time during his “Lil Nas X Concert Experience” virtual show, which will stream live via the online game platform Roblox this Saturday at 4 p.m. EST.
Watch the video below: