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Lil Nas X responds to Boston protesters with pizza and a declaration of love


A small group of protesters gathered outside the superstar’s performance at MGM Music Hall.

Lil Nas X attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global

Lil Nas X is no stranger to criticism. The unapologetically flamboyant superstar notably faced backlash last year for the music video for his song MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name). The video depicts a sexual encounter with Satan, and the musician attempted to release a custom line of Nikes that included real human blood soon after.

Conservative media personalities reacted strongly, fueling a highly critical news cycle about the Georgian musician. Through it all, Lil Nas X has remained active online and engaged with both his fans and his critics.

The trend continued in Boston on Sunday, as a small group of protesters gathered outside the new MGM Music Hall as Lil Nas X performed inside.

A video of the protesters shared on Twitter caught Lil Nas X’s attention, and he responded with a seemingly sarcastic promise.

“I just told my team to send them pizzas, that’s a really good promo!” he wrote.

Shortly after, a member of the musician’s team delivered, bringing pizza across the street to the group.

Although the protesters refused the meal, Lil Nas X jokingly tweeted a good side: he fell in love with one of them.

Lil Nas X’s “Long Live Montero Tour” continues at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, before heading to Philadelphia.


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