Lil Nas X Wears Dress Likening Catholic Church to Nazism at BET Awards
Rapper faces backlash for wearing dress
Rapper Lil Nas X has caused more controversy after he showed up to the BET Awards wearing a dress that drew parallels of the Catholic Church to Nazism.
As Popsugar reported:
Hill’s “blue-and-white gown — created by Andrea Grossi, a young graduate from Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence — has a print that you’ve got to zoom in on to get the message, in case the voluminous silhouette didn’t suggest he was making a statement.”
Grossi explained Lil Nas's dress was intended to liken the Catholic Church to Nazism.
“DeusLand” is an apparent play on “Deus,” the Latin word for God, and “Deutschland,” the German name for Germany.
As Grossi explained:
Through an artwork I notice and describe the “Occident’s Chaos” with parallelism between Nazism and church, ideologies that have led the populations for a long time in wrong way. What is our ideology today?
I tried to combine technology and craftmanship [sic], thanks to the support of leather goods companies located in Tuscany and Umbria, which have put their tradition and quality at my disposal, that [I] have combined with techniques such as laser cutting, embossing, bonding to create modern and innovative manipulation.
The rapper, also known as Montero Lamar Hill, made headlines earlier this year wearing the 666 Air Max 97 sneaker with devil imagery filled with a drop of human blood.
Sportswear giant Nike later filed a federal lawsuit against Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes" over copyright infringement.
These #SatanShoes by #Nike & #LilNasX with 666 and a drop of human blood in the sole is a reason why we Christians must be prayed up ready to battle in the spirit with the Voice of the Holy Spirit. This is evil & heresy and I pray that Christians rise up against this. pic.twitter.com/u7CK3NCIy7— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) March 27, 2021
Hill also caused more controversy for a video depicting him giving a lap dance to Satan.
The Daily Wire reported:
Hill’s infernal footwear coincides with the release of the graphic new music video for his new song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which trended at the top of YouTube with more than 25 million views as of Sunday afternoon. Replete with biblical and occult imagery, the video depicts Hill being sexually seduced in the Garden of Eden by Satan in serpentine form, after which the camera cuts to the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, made famous for its role in the Book of Genesis and the fall of man.
Etched into the tree’s bark is an ancient Greek quote from Plato’s “Symposium” that translates: “Now when our first form had been cut in two, each half in longing for its fellow would come to it again.”
The passage is a reference to ancient pagan views of dualism and sexuality that taught humans were originally male, female, and androgynous and that homosexuality is an attempt to recover one’s primal nature.