Lil Nas X is getting his own Kidz Bop rendition – and even he is surprised.
Loved by children and parents, Kidz Bop has been remixing popular hip-hop, pop and R&B songs into child-friendly tunes since 2001. They have had some of the best-selling children’s albums over the last two decades.
From Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ to Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘I’m on One’ by DJ Khaled, the albums have featured some interesting song choices, and now they’ve turned their attention to ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’ – which drew 46.9 million U.S. streams and sold 21,000 downloads in the first week of being released.
Lil Nas X took to his 7.2 million Twitter followers and shared: “lmaooo they are really making a kidz bop version of call me by your name”.
In what initially appeared a joke, the 22-year-old returned with a clip of the ad to confirm he was serious: “not even joking i just saw this commercial – they killed it tho”.
The rapper’s shock prompted him to take the news to TikTok too in a clip that has since racked over 17 million views.
Fellow TikTokers broke out into hysterics which prompted thousands of users to the comments.
One commented, “Bro, imagine their parents watch the music video and see what their kids are singing HA!”
One TikToker highlighted the irony of the rapper’s unintended target audience:
“Kids Bop: Sung for kids by kids / Lil Nas X: This wasn’t for kids!”
While another joked, “Teacher, what’s a lapdance?”
Back in March, the release of Montero was met with outraged parents who slammed the “inappropriate” single from an artist who was widely loved by children since his release of Old Town Road.
Lil Nas X since hit back at parents and explicitly said: “I am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. That is your job” after one parent accused the singer of “targeting kids.”
Kidz Bop 2022 is due to be released on October 22.