Animal Crossing: New Horizons Community Recreates Lil Nas X’s Controversial Montero Music Video

Published 04/11/2021, 9:04 AM EDT


It won’t be an overstatement that the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community is one of the most innovative in the world. With every new update, players take on new challenges and modify their islands accordingly. This consistent interaction between the user-base is one of the biggest reasons behind the game’s success in 2020.

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Animal Crossing offers a surprising amount of flexibility to its users for customizing their islands. Naturally, they make the best out of it by recreating real-life scenarios and opting themes like Disney, Goth, and many others.

The latest recreation to make this list is undoubtedly the most unexpected too. Lil Nas X recently released the music video for his hit song, Montero, which revolves around him chasing the devil. It contains several scary visuals and ended up making a lot of fans uncomfortable.

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Surprisingly, some Animal Crossing players have recreated the music video for Montero in the game. It not only depicts Lil Nas X himself, but other characters from the video too.

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A viral Tik-Tok showcased certain Animal Crossing characters dancing to Lil Nas X’s Montero. It began with the player creating a Montero design that even includeed horns.

Soon after, the protagonist alongside other villagers could be seen twerking in front of a terrifying background. In the end, Lil Nas X posed with the devil in some snapshots, which largely resembles the actual music video.

The American rapper himself shared the Tik-Tok on Twitter:

The villagers in Animal Crossing games are popular for their sweet and caring personas. Naturally, watching them performing in a song like Montero astonished fans around the world.

Lil Nas X has a long history with the gaming industry

Lil Nas X leaves no opportunity to promote his music through games. Soon after Montero’s release, he released his own game named Twerk Hero where the players have to test their twerking skills.

The American singer had also performed previously on Roblox. Over 33 million people witnessed his visual concert, which was a much larger audience than Travis Scott’s performance in Fortnite.

It comes as no surprise that Lil Nas X wants GTA Online to host virtual music concerts:

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All in all, it was great to see how players could portray the cute Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers twerking in an environment similar to hell. It is safe to assume that more creators will now follow Lil Nas X’s lead and promote their music with the help of popular games.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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