Lil Nas X reveals secrets of "Industry Baby" video with 'VEVO Footnotes'

Lil Nas X's instantly controversial video for "Industry Baby" has gotten the VEVO Footnotes treatment: You can now watch the making-of feature, complete with behind-the-scenes information and commentary from both the rapper and the clip's director.

Here are just some of the things you can learn about the clip from VEVO Footnotes:

--The video, in which Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow break out of "Montero State Prison," is "essentially a giant metaphor to represent Nas' unwillingness to conform to the industry standards or be caged in because of his beliefs," explains director Christian Breslauer.

--Lil Nas X chose the prison setting because he wanted "to go to a place people would least expect me to go in a music video. An overly masculine place and make it gay asf."
--The Grammys you see in Nas' jail cell are the actual Grammys he won for "Old Town Road."
--The security guard who gets punched by Nas is Colton Haynes, one of the stars of the Teen Wolf TV series.
--Lil Nas X's favorite scene isn't the nude shower dance sequence: It's the part where everyone is dancing together in the prison yard.
"The song felt like a victory lap… but also an underdog anthem, and that's what I wanted the lyrics to reflect," the chart-topping rapper says of "Industry Baby." "I wanted a song to remind people I'm not going anywhere.”

(Video contains uncensored profanity & offensive language.)

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