Lil Nas X Reveals He’s Pregnant With Debut Album ‘Montero’

Lil Nas X Reveals He’s Pregnant With Debut Album ‘Montero’

Lil Nas X is pregnant…with his debut album.

Before delivering his “baby” Montero on Sept. 17, the rapper is celebrating with a pregnancy shoot. In the pics, Nas cradles his fake baby bump while wearing a flower crown by the pool. He also shared a sonogram and a TikTok video announcing his pregnancy.

Lil Nas X is officially expecting a “baby” — due Sept. 17. Tap the link for the exclusive “scoop” and his over-the-top announcement photos! https://t.co/mAXuinAMZi @LilNasX pic.twitter.com/3G3POjgh5a

— People (@people) September 2, 2021

Nas came up with the idea for the shoot after listening to Megan Thee Stallion’s verse on his new song “Dolla Sign Slime.”

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing,’ so I immediately called my stylist,” he told PEOPLE. “She was like, ‘Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is my baby, huh?’ As a joke, she was like, ‘Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot.’”

“I was like, ‘You know what? That’s actually brilliant,’” he added. “So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it’s going to be amazing.”

these contractions are killing me

— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 2, 2021

The maternity shot comes just days after the “Old Town Road” rapper recreated Drake’s Certified Lover Boy cover art featuring several pregnant man emojis in place of women.

“MONTERO” THE ALBUM
OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 pic.twitter.com/M7qVwV1uOu

— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) August 30, 2021

Montero arrives Sept. 17 featuring appearances from Doja Cat, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Jack Harlow. The deluxe will also include a collaboration with Kid Cudi, which came together on Twitter.

“You’re getting a lot of stories about me,” Nas said of the project. “You’re getting a lot of stories about my past and where I want to be in my love life. But they’re also a bop. I feel like I finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song.”

Im there. Say less😈✌🏾❤ lets have our boys @takeadaytrip set it up! https://t.co/9TdCnGVd43

— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) September 1, 2021