LIL Nas X is “PREGNANT with his third album.”
The 22-year-old showed off his massive baby bump as he announced “Montero is due on September 17.”
The rapper took to TikTok on Thursday to share the news in a unique way.
In the video, a shirtless Lil Nas X looked straight into the camera as text above him read: “I have an announcement.”
He then stepped away from the camera and revealed a massive baby bump.
The singer cradled the baby bump as text above him explained: “Baby ‘Montero’ is due September 17, 2021.”
The announcement also included a butterfly, heart and baby emoji.
Lil Nas X continued to spread the news in an Instagram post, which featured photos of him posing for a maternity-themed shoot.
The singer sat by a pool as he cradled the bare baby bump and wore a white robe and pants.
He completed the look by wearing a white flower crown and holding a matching bouquet.
Additionally, the final photo in the post was a sonogram.
Alongside the photos, Lil Nas X wrote: “SURPRISE! I can’t believe i’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy “MONTERO” is due September 17, 2021 🦋💕🥲”
Fans rushed to the comments section to praise Lil Nas X for the way he chose to promote the album.
Many of the singer’s followers gave him their well-wishes on his new “baby,” while one person wrote: “Oh this is funny af actually.”
Another person added: “can’t wait to meet nephew 🙏🏽💓”
A third chimed in: “can’t wait for the baby shower! 😍🦋💐”
Montero is the third album from Lil Nas X, though it is his first studio album.
He first released the mixtape Nasarati in July 2018, which was followed by the EP 7 in June 2019.
UNIQUE COVER ARTWORK
Lil Nas X revealed he’s “pregnant” just days after sharing the cover artwork.
On August 31, 2021, the artist revealed the cover artwork that left many fans wondering is there is a hidden message within the picture.
Following the release of the cover art, Columbia Records confirmed the release date.
The upcoming album includes the hit songs, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” “Industry Baby” and “Sun Goes Down.”
Earlier this week, Lil Nas X shared the release date on Twitter, along with a message about the creation of the album.
He explained that “creating this album has been therapy for me. i’ve learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who i am, what i can do, and where i will be. i’ve realized the only open for me that really matters is my own.”
Fans can pre-order and pre-save the album ahead of its scheduled release date.