Lil Nas X had to gracefully play a disastrous wardrobe malfunction that arose while playing on the Season 46 finale of “Saturday Night Live.”
The singer was on site as a musical guest alongside famous host Anya Taylor-Joy. In the first of the night’s two musical performances, Lil Nax X took the stage to perform his controversial and steamy hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.
Backed by a group of shirtless backup dancers, the singer performed roughly the first two-thirds of the song without incident before things went haywire and he was forced to quickly adjust to live TV. .
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As he did in the music video, the singer wanted to show off some of the provocative pole dancing skills he mastered to attract and entertain a crowd. He moved to the back of the stage where a stick had been set up and grabbed it high before lowering his hips very low. When he did, members of the audience quickly noticed a shocked look on his face followed by a slight smirk after he realized that the movement had torn the front of the very tight leather pants he was wearing. he wore.
Fortunately, Lil Nas X is both a good sport and a good artist. He quickly composed himself and performed the rest of the song, leaning against the post and covering the tear in his crotch with his left hand, avoiding showing anything that could have tripped the network censors.
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The performer came across the on-screen blunder on Twitter shortly after the broadcast.
“NOT MY RIPPED PANTS LIVE ON TV”, he wrote.
“I wanted to do my pole routine so badly that what I get lmaoo,” he added in a follow-up tweet.
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Still, the musician continued to seize the moment in stride on social media, even sharing a few of the jokes people made about the incident on his own page. While viewers found the moment shocking, Lil Nas X was praised on social media for handling the incident like a true showman.
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He returned to the “SNL” stage later that night to perform his other hit single “Sun Goes Down”. Fortunately for him, the second performance went off without incident.