Watch: Lil Nas X Dances Naked in Wild 'Industry Baby' Music Video, Shares Moving Letter To Younger Self

Monday July 26, 2021
Originally published on July 23, 2021

Lil Nas X warned fans this week that his latest music video for his new song "Industry Baby" would be NSFW and not intended for children. Well, he's absolutely right — and it's breaking the internet.

Earlier this week, the musician also shared a clip poking fun at his drama with Nike over his now-infamous "Satan shoes." The hilarious skit featured Nas X in a fake court trial scene that was actually the promo for the song's music video, which depicts the Grammy winner being sentenced to prison.

The song's visual picks up three months later when, while incarcerated, Nas X attempts to break out of prison. But before that, the pop star is seen dancing naked in the prison showers with several backup dancers who — you guessed it! — are also nude. The clip, which features a cameo from out actor Colton Haynes, seems to also show a look-alike of "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa. What's more, rapper Jack Harlow appears on the Take A Daytrip and Kanye West-produced song to rap a verse of his own.

Ahead of dropping "Industry Baby," Nas X took to social media with a heartwarming letter to his 20-year-old self in which he talks about being gay.

"I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast among your peers. I know going from having the biggest song in the world to being trapped in your apartment is weighing heavy on you," he wrote. "And I know if you hear the phrase 'one hit wonder' one more time you might combust. But I need you to keep going."


Nas X's new song follows his chart-topping hit "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" and its follow-up, "Sun Goes Down." All three tracks feature on his forthcoming debut album, "Montero."

Watch the "Industry Baby" video below: