Lil Nas X confronts his lover’s secret wife in a preview just released by the Maury show.
In the clip, Montero (Nas’s government name) “found the love of his life,” host Maury Povich informs the audience, as Nas walks on stage with a bouquet of roses for the lover, played by Yai Ariza.
“But [Nas] was shocked to discover that Yai was married,” Maury says in the voice-over.
“Me and Yai have been together for about a month and a half,” Nas tells the wife.
“You’re a liar!” she responds.
“With a child!” Maury says. “Is Yai the dad?”
“Or will Montero get exactly what he wants?” Maury asks as Yai pulls out a ring to propose to Nas.
— The Maury Show (@TheMAURYShow) November 11, 2021
The preview contains clear references to Nas’s September single “That’s What I Want,” which plays in the background. In the video for that song, Nas and Yai are cowboy lovers, à la Brokeback Mountain, until Nas finds out that Yai is married and has a kid. The wife in the Maury clip appears to be the same actress as in the “That’s What I Want” video.
So if this is an ad for new music – Nas has a history of innovative advertising for his music – it’s hard to see how, with all the references to his currently available work.
Either way, whether this is an ad or an actual shocking preview of a full episode of Maury, it’s coming on Wednesday, November 17.