I Kissed a Girl to Call Me By Your Name

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“This time there’s no drunken permission… No hint at a phase or a fling… No fetishization of the male gaze… Just a Black queer artist unapologetically owning it.” Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” is likely the next ground-breaking song for queer representation in music, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”. But unlike the latter, it completely owns its queerness; Nas makes it clear in the lyrics that he’s not doing it because he’s experimenting, but because he’s queer.
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