Naked Fail

Lil Nas X issues apology…for not getting Jack Harlow in the shower

Rapper, icon and general man on fire Lil Nas X has taken to Twitter to issue an apology. The reason: the rapper didn’t get artist Jack Harlow to join him in a nude shower scene in his latest video.

The music video for “Industry Baby” dropped July 23 and met with immediate gasps, as it featured Lil Nas X and a troupe of backup dancers grinding naked in a  prison shower scene. Jack Harlow appears in the video helping Lil Nas X escape from jail, but doesn’t appear in the shower scene.

Following release of the video, Harlow–who is straight–revealed that he would have gone full frontal if asked.

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“Nas wrote the whole treatment for this video and I followed his lead every step of the way,” Harlow tweeted. “If he had asked me to be in that shower scene I woulda been in that shower scene. I just let the mastermind cook. Honored to be a part of it.”

Not only did Harlow’s tweet amuse fans, but it also got an immediate response from Lil Nas X himself.

“wait!!! i didn’t know! let’s shoot it again! please jack harlow!!! please,” Nas X tweeted.

The exchange sent fans into an uproar.

“You really fumbled the bag,” said @notzephb.

“You really lost this chance for everyone smh,” added @horchataslore.

Amid the backlash–however benign–Lil Nas X issued an apology for missing the chance to show Harlow naked.

“to the lgbtq+ community i sincerely apologize. i have failed you. i am embarrassed. i am ashamed. and i will learn from my mistakes,” Lil Nas X tweeted.

We have a feeling Lil Nas X’s fandom–and Harlow–will forgive him. Nas X released the video for “Industry Baby” in part to raise awareness of The Bail Project, a nonprofit group aimed at ending cash bail and structural racism within the American prison system. Given that it’s for a good cause, we see no reason why he and Jack Harlow couldn’t get naked together to help boost the charity haul…