Lil Nas X is nailed to the cross for ‘J Christ’ single artwork
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Lil Nas X is nailed to the cross for 'J Christ' single artwork

Last year, Atlanta emcee Lil Nas X let fans know he is entering the Christian era of his artistry by previewing an acoustic track, speaking to God. Now, he has shared the artwork of his upcoming single ‘J Christ’.

Set to hit streaming platforms on Friday, January 12th, the artwork of the single sees the country-rap star (real name Montero Hill) nailed to a cross that is being erected in a field. Sharing a tweet, Hill stated that this forthcoming track “is dedicated to the man who had the greatest comeback of all time.”

This song from Lil Nas X is his first single since 2022 when he released ‘Late to da Party’ featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again and ‘Star Walkin.’ Hill is looking to abandon his previous satanic aesthetic and embrace a more Christian aesthetic.

However, some fans were not impressed with the artwork, with many claiming it makes a mockery of Jesus and is offensive to Christians. Responding to the influx of criticism he received after uploading the single’s artwork, Hill tweeted, “The crazy thing is nowhere in the picture is a mockery of Jesus.”

He continued, “Jesus’s image is used throughout history in people’s art all over the world. I’m not making fun of sh*t. Y’all just gotta stop trying to gatekeep a religion that was here before any of us were even born. STFU.”

‘J Christ’ sees Hill doing a complete 180° concerning his brand. In 2021 when, to celebrate the release of his album Montero, he released 666 pairs of limited-edition ‘Satan Shoes.’ However, he wants his fans to put that in the past, writing, “Whether I’m a cowboy, gay, satanic, or now Christian, y’all find a problem! Y’all don’t police nobody else art like mine. Y’all hate me because I’m fun, cute, and petite.”

‘J Christ’ is set to have visuals that see Lil Nas X rocking with straight hair and singing about God in a slow drawl in the passenger seat of a truck. The lyrics and video are a far cry from his regular sexually provocative material.