Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Was Lil Nas X Referencing ‘SpongeBob’ During His MTV VMAs Performance?

To quote a lyric from a Nickelodeon's beloved animated series: “Nautical nonsense be something” fans are wishing upon Lil Nas X.

Lil Nas X performs at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. Inset: SpongeBob. Image: New York Post.

Many MTV VMAs viewers believe Montero Lamar Hill, better known by his stage name Lil Nas X, was referencing an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants during his Sunday (Sept. 12) MTV VMA performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which aired on Nickelodeon.

“Lil Nas X knows his references,” reads one viral tweet showing a side by side of Lil Nas onstage in a bandleader getup, a marching band behind him, and SpongeBob sporting a similar fit in a iconic episode of the animated TV show. (In that episode, “Band Geeks,” SpongeBob and his marching band accompaniment perform together at the halftime show for Bikini Bottom’s Super Bowl equivalent, the Bubble Bowl.)

“Lil nas paying homage to Spongebob at the VMAS,” tweeted another observer of the similarities between the 22-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper and the cartoon sponge. 

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Original source: New York Post.

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