Lil Nas X film screening delayed due to bomb threat
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Lil Nas X film screening delayed due to bomb threat

Country-rap star Lil Nas X recently had to briefly postpone his appearance at the premiere of his new documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero, due to a bomb threat that occurred while he arrived at the screening.

Earlier this year, the ‘Old Town Rad’ musician revealed to fans that he would be hitting the big screen in a documentary exploring how the hip-hop artist reconciles his profession as a rapper whilst being a proud homosexual.

However, his appearance at the Toronto Film Festival was not received well, and many outlets have reported that the suspected bomb threat was a homophobic attack on the singer.

The rapper and singer (real name Montero Hill) arrived on the red carpet in the Canadian city and even walked the red carpet. However, his appearance at the screening was held off for 20 minutes while security addressed the security issue.

The documentary eventually premiered with Lil Nas X in attendance, and it was received well by film critics at the film festival. The documentary, titled Lil Nas XLong Live Montero, was directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel and followed the “emotional odyssey” of the pop star’s first-ever world tour.

Prior to its screening, the curator of the Toronto International Film Festival (Cameron Bailey) released a synopsis concerning the documentary, reading, “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music, and identity.”

It continued, “In this groundbreaking documentary, we witness Lil Nas X challenging boundaries and reshaping the artistic landscape. The film’s captivating journey underscores the profound impact of Lil Nas X, who fearlessly brings audiences together through the universal language of music.” Although Hill did attend the premiere, prior to the screening, security feared for his safety.