Rapper Lil Nas X was accused of copying the singer along with his music video for “Montero (Name Me By Your Identify)”, which was launched on Friday (26 March).
Many mentioned it was similar to FKA twig’s video for “Cellophane”, with each that includes the artists descending a stripper pole.
On Tuesday (30 March), twigs shared on Instagram that she and Lil Nas X had spoken in regards to the state of affairs. “Thanks @lilnasx for our mild sincere conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration ‘Cellophane’ gave you and your artistic workforce in creating your iconic video,” she wrote.
She continued: “I believe what you may have finished is superb and I absolutely assist your expression and bravado in pushing tradition ahead for the queer group. Legend standing.”
The artist additionally thanked her “Cellophane” collaborators, director Andrew Thomas Huang and pole choreographer Kelly Yvonne – the latter of whom additionally labored with Lil Nas X on “Montero” – for his or her work on her video, in addition to “intercourse employees and strippers for offering the bodily language to make each movies doable”.
Lil Nas X, in the meantime, posted: “I wish to present like to @fkatwigs & @andrewthomashuang ! the ‘cellophane’ visible is a masterpiece. i used to be not conscious that the visible would function a serious inspiration for individuals who labored on the consequences of my video.”
He added: “I wish to say thank u to twigs for calling me and informing me in regards to the similarities between the 2 movies, as i used to be not conscious they have been so shut. was solely excited for the video to return out. i perceive how exhausting you labored to carry this visible to life. you deserve a lot extra love and reward.”