The “Industry Baby” rapper, real name Montero Hill, took the internet by storm again this week after relentlessly trolling Drake’s album announcement.
On Monday, Drake announced that his next album, “Certified Lover Boy”, would be released on Friday, September 3. The Canadian rapper confirmed the news with a reveal of the album cover, by Damien Hirst, which features a series of emojis of a pregnant woman.
Hours later, Lil Nas X confirmed that his highly anticipated new album “Montero” was on the way, taking Drake’s cover and making it his own – with one notable change.
“MONTERO, THE SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 ALBUM,” the “Old Town Road” hitmaker tweeted along with 12 pregnant man emojis.
“Oh, look. You take something that isn’t yours and change it up a bit… again,” wrote one Twitter user.
On Thursday. Lil Nas X raised the bar against Drake by celebrating the upcoming release with a maternity photo shoot, calling the project his “baby.”
In the series of photos shared on his Instagram page, the 22-year-old star is dressed in a white satin robe as he cradles his fake baby bump. The ‘pregnant’ singer wears a crown of white flowers and holds a bouquet next to a swimming pool.
The last photo was a fake baby scan, which showed he was “expecting” his debut studio album.
“SURPRISE! I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy ‘MONTERO’ is expected on September 17, 2021,” the caption read.
NewsMadura has reached out to Drake’s representatives for comment.
This isn’t the first time Lil Nas X has parodied a Drake release. In 2019, he joked that he would name his debut album “Nothing Was The Same”, the exact same name as Drake’s 2013 album.
He then revealed his take on Drake’s album cover and tweeted an almost identical image showing his side profile against a cloud-filled blue background.