KEY POINTS

  • Lil Nas X posted a TikTok video reacting to his wardrobe malfunction
  • The singer laughed off the "embarrassing moment"
  • Fans support, praise the singer for continuing the performance

Lil Nas X suffered a wardrobe malfunction during his "Saturday Night Live" debut while performing his popular song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name” on a stripper pole.

Despite the embarrassing moment, the 22-year-old singer didn't stop and continued his performance on the show. He later laughed off the wardrobe malfunction. 

Taking to Twitter, Lil Nas X wrote on Sunday: "NOT MY PANTS RIPPED ON LIVE ON TV." Following his tweet, fans immediately shared the video clip they recorded of the moment.

In another tweet, the singer admitted how bad he wanted to perform pole dance. "I wanted to do my pole routine so bad this what i get lmaoo (sic)," he posted.

Lil Nas X said that he does "a lot of planned sh*t but ripping my pants on live television is not one of them."

"At first i was afraid to even perform. then we rehearsed for 2 weeks, then all of the dancers got removed because one had covid and new ones had to learn the routine in 24 hours, and then i ended up ripping my pants and couldn’t finish. everything happens for a reason tho lol (sic)," he continued.

The singer also went on to share the full video link uploaded on the "Saturday Night Live" YouTube channel.

Lil Nas X shared on TikTok his reaction to the moment his pants ripped on “SNL”. He posted it on Twitter also.

Fans supported the singer for his courage to perform even after the pants were ripped. One user wrote: "I hope he’s not upset with himself over the ripped pants. This whole set is so life changing and important. A gay black man being so unequivocally flaming on live tv. This is the moment!!!!!!!"

Another one posted: "Pants ripping = A nightmare for anyone who has ever been on a stage, but he kept moving through it like a pro!"

One of the netizens slammed Nas X for being a "devil worshiper" and the singer replied: "Who cares, I look hot."

The singer had publicly announced that he is gay during the last day of Pride Month on June 30, 2019.

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the Grammy Awards in January 2020 Lil Nas X performs onstage during the Grammy Awards in January 2020 Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck