Lil Nas X attends the Tom Ford AW20 Show at Milk Studios on February 07, 2020 in Hollywood, California. FKA Twigs attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England.

Lil Nas X was recently accused of copying FKA Twigs’ music video for 2019’s “Cellophane,” after his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video was heavily compared online to hers.

21-year-old Lil Nas X acknowledged the backlash yesterday on his Instagram saying, “i want to show love to @fkatwigs &a @andrewthomashuang ! the “cellophane” visual is a masterpiece. i was not aware that the visual would serve as inspiration for those who worked on the effects of my video. i want to say thank u to twigs for calling me and informing me about the similarities between the two videos, as i was not aware they were so close. was only excited for the video to come out. i understand how hard you worked to bring this visual to life. you deserve so much more love and praise. 🏹🤍”

Lil Nas X hired pole choreographer Kelly Yvonne for his music video, whom FKA Twigs used for “Cellophane.” In “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X slides down a stripper pole from heaven to hell in a sequence resembling 33-year-old Twigs’ video. Daily Mail reports Lil Nas X co-directed his Biblical video with Tanu Muino and borrowed the title from Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film Call Me by Your Name. Lil Nas X also reportedly attempted to hire the Cellophane director Andrew Thomas Huang, who criticized him in a Twitter thread.

Shortly after Lil Nas X’s Instagram post, FKA twigs posted her own statement on the media platform thanking Lil Nas X for acknowledging the similarities between their two visuals. She wrote: “thank you @lilnasx for our gentle honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration cellophane gave you and your creative team in creating your iconic video! i think what you have done is amazing and i fully support your expression and bravery in pushing culture forward for the queer community. legend status.”

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