“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 in part. “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.”
Andrew’s most recent social media post is a March 27 Twitter thread in which he called himself a Lil Nas X fan but said a project that “repurposes someone’s labor and ideas to serve their brand image” does harm to the artists who put in the “original leg work.”
“Intentional or not, copying other artists’ work happens,” the director continued. “Making music videos is a labor of love. The demand for content pushed by major labels renders our work disposable and pits artists against each other.”
“Montero” director Tanu Muino does not appear to have weighed in on the controversy.
For her part, choreographer Kelly reposted the “Cellophane” footage that Lil Nas X shared on March 30. “¡Stream #CELLOPHANE and #MONTERO on all platforms!” she captioned it.