After teasing the track earlier in the week, Lil Nas X drops his new single ďIndustry BabyĒ featuring Jack Harlow.
The triumphant track, co-produced by Take A Daytrip and Kanye West, finds the 22-year-old rapper addressing his critics who labeled him a one-hit wonder. ďAnd this one is for the champions / I ainít lost since I began / Funny how you said it was the end / Then I went did it again,Ē raps Nas, who has two No. 1 hits on the Hot 100.
The openly gay rapper also addresses his sexuality: ďI donít f**k bitches, Iím queer / But these ni**as bitches like Madea.Ē
Alongside the song, he has debuted an epic video, which takes place after he is sentenced to five years in Montero State Prison for his Nike Satan shoes lawsuit. But Nas makes the most of it while he plots his escape, passing his time by polishing his Grammys and working out. He and his fellow inmates dance naked in the shower in one provocative scene, while Jack Harlow gets electrocuted by Nas.
ďI already knew this song was going to be very much a rap heavy song,Ē Nas told Apple Music. ďAnd I felt like I knew whoís going to listen to this. So let me make sure Iím doubling down because a lot of people have been saying, ĎOh, well I like his music, but heís sus sometimes.í It was like, ĎNo,í like this is literallyÖ This is me. This is me moving forward. That wasnít a moment. Iím not really trying to make sure any audience thatís listening to my music is comfortable. I am going to do me.Ē
ďIndustry BabyĒ follows the chart-topping hit ďMONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)Ē and ďSun Goes DownĒ from Nasí upcoming debut album Montero, due later this summer.