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There’s now a cringeworthy Christian version of Lil Nas X’s hit song about gay sex

Katelyn Paige is the pop star this world doesn't deserve
Katelyn Paige is the pop star this world doesn't deservePhoto: Screenshot/TikTok

A Christian TikToker has taken Lil Nas X’s new hit single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – whose video was inspired by religious trauma faced by LGBTQ people – and made it about God.

“He’s not phased by any of our sins, if you’re in the dark, know you can repent,” sings Katelyn Paige to Nas’s melody, wearing white angel wings and a fuzzy halo. “Call Him when you want, call Him when you need, call Him when you’re cryin’, drop down on your knees.”

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The original song was about an unnamed lover and contains numerous references to gay sex and drug use. Those did not make it into Paige’s version.

The video for the song stirred controversy as conservative Christians decried Nas’s use of satanic imagery, including a scene where he gives the devil a lapdance in his underwear and boots.

“y’all love saying we going to hell but get upset when i actually go there lmao,” he responded to the controversy on Twitter.

So it’s in that context that Paige chose to start her Christian version of Nas’s song with “Living the life that is fake.” She promises “no hate to Lil Nas X.”

@katelynpaige_kpShare if you’re a Christian & leave a comment if you’re not ashamed of it 😇 ##callmebyyourname ##jesus ##easter2021 ##remix ##orginal ##artist ##christian♬ MONTERO CHRISTIAN REMIX X KP – Katelyn “KP” Paige

If anyone who watched that video thought, “That was great, but it’s so short!” there’s a second verse.

@katelynpaige_kpHeard y’all wanted a second verse? ##Christianremix ##christiantiktok ##AerieREAL ##montero ##lilnasx ##artist ##Godisgood ##angel ✍🏼😇✝️♬ MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X

Stitches with Paige’s video show that people weren’t impressed.

@siba_ontheinternet##duet with @katelynpaige_kp PLEASE✋🏾😭 ##fyp ##xyzbca ##lilnasx ##montero ##callmebyyourname ##religion♬ MONTERO CHRISTIAN REMIX X KP – Katelyn “KP” Paige

Fans of cringe-worthy Christian re-writes of pop music will remember the Westboro Baptist Church’s version of “We Are the World.” It’s truly a classic in the genre.

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