Dr. Boyce Watkins, who sent an abusive tweet against Lil Nas X and his new music video for the song “Industry Baby,” has received a rebuke from the rapper. Thursday night, Lil Nas X released the record and video for “Industry Baby.” Lil Nas X gets condemned to prison in the video, which was directed by him, for the Nike Air Max drama surrounding his song “Montero.” More information on this can be found here. Through his song and images, Lil Nas X implied that the outrage over the notorious “devil sneakers” stems from people’s homophobia towards him.
Inmates in pink jail uniforms and a shower scene with Nas X and his dancers completely naked were among the sights in the film. Dr. Boyce Watkins was one of the most vociferous critics of Lil Nas X, who commended him for his marketing acumen and for remaining true to himself. Of course, Nas X had his detractors, and one of the most prominent was Dr. Boyce Watkins. Watkins took to Twitter to criticize Lil Nas X’s video, claiming that he is promoting “sexual recklessness” that is causing young men to die of AIDS. “#LilNasX isn’t a proponent of LGBT rights. He’s promoting the sexual recklessness that leads to AIDS among young men. It’s one thing to be gay, but it’s quite another to be a great spreader.
That video is neither healthy nor beneficial. Especially for children, according to Dr. Boyce Watkins. In his defense, Lil Nas X advised parents before the video’s release that it was not suitable for youngsters. Lil Nas X retaliated with a tweet, pointing out Watkins’ hypocrisy in his comments. “Y’all are silent as hell when n***as spend their entire music catalog to rapping about sleeping with several women, but when I do anything remotely sexual, I’m’sexually irresponsible’ &’causing more guys to die from aids,’ y’all detest gay people and don’t disguise it.” What are your thoughts on what Lil Nas X said?