Last week Lil Nas X dropped a music video for his new single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” and many noted some similarities to FKA twigs’ “Cellophane” visual—including “Cellophane” director Andrew Thomas Huang. Now, FKA twigs has thanked Lil Nas X for discussing the similarities with her. “Thank you @lilnasx for our gentle honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration cellophane gave you and your creative team in creating your iconic video!” she wrote on Instagram earlier this evening (March 30). She added: “I think what you have done is amazing and I fully support your expression and bravery in pushing culture forward for the queer community. Legend status.” Find her full post below.
“i want to say thank u to twigs for calling me and informing me about the similarities between the two videos, as i was not aware they were so close,” Lil Nas X wrote in a post of his own. “was only excited for the video to come out. i understand how hard you worked to bring this visual to life. you deserve so much more love and praise.”
The two visuals both feature similar pole dancing choreography. In her Instagram post, twigs also thanked Huang and choreographer Kelly Yvonne as well as sex workers and strippers for “providing the physical language to make both videos possible.” twigs also mentioned that she has been working with SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement), and encouraged followers to donate to the organization.
Revisit Pitchfork’s Cover Story “The Sacred and Profane Genius of FKA twigs.”