FKA Twigs thanks Lil Nas X for acknowledging that her ‘Cellophane’ video inspired his ‘Montero’

The rap artist has actually spoken up acknowledging that his video was influenced by FKA Twigs video for her tune, “Cellophane.”

“I was not aware that the visual would serve as inspiration for those who worked on the effects of my video,” he composed in the caption of a clip of the vocalist’s video on his confirmed Instagram account. “I want to say thank u to Twigs for calling me and informing me about the similarities between the two videos, as I was not aware they were so close.”
FKA Branches returned the great dreams on her confirmed Instagram account where she published a picture of Lil Nas X and thanked him in the caption for the “gentle honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration cellophane gave you and your creative team in creating your iconic video!”

“I think what you have done is amazing and i fully support your expression and bravery in pushing culture forward for the queer community,” the caption read. “Legend status.”

Everything began over the weekend when Andrew Thomas Huang, who directed the “Cellophane” video, retweeted a video contrast clip from a user who stated Nas had actually taken “one too many notes” from Huang and Twigs.
Huang went on to tweet that while he is a fan of Lil Nas X, “When an artist is in a position of power (amplified with the help of major record labels, social media, PR, etc) and repurposes someone’s labor and ideas to serve their brand image, they cause harm by displacing the efforts of the artists who did the original leg work.”

The rap artist acknowledged both Twigs and Huang in his publishing, calling their video a “masterpiece.” And he had more words of appreciation for Branches.

“i understand how hard you worked to bring this visual to life,” the caption read. “You deserve so much more love and praise.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.