Watch Lil Nas X Split His Pants While Pole Dancing In Horny ‘SNL’ Performance

His reaction = priceless.

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Over the weekend, Lil Nas X rocked up to the Saturday Night Live studios in New York to deliver the last musical performance of the season.

He definitely delivered, although probably not in the way he necessarily expected. He gave a shit-hot performance of recent chart-buster ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)’ — everything was going swimmingly, Nas was backed by oiled-up backup dancers dressed slickly in arseless chaps, until he pulled some pole dancing moves…and promptly split his pants right up his crotch.

To his great credit, the singer allowed about a second of shock to cross his face before recovering, grabbing his crotch and tearing through the rest of the song as if nothing had happened.

It was so well-managed that some speculated it was planned, but Lil Nas X clarified later on Twitter that no, it was absolutely not intentional.

“At first I was afraid to even perform,” he wrote on Twitter. “Then we rehearsed for two weeks, then all of the dancers got removed because one had covid and new ones had to learn the routine in 24 hours, and then I ended up ripping my pants and couldn’t finish. Everything happens for a reason tho lol.”

Whether it was planned or not doesn’t really matter — because Twitter lost its marbles.

He also debuted his fresh new single ‘Sun Goes Down’. Watch both performances below — the pant split happens at the two-minute mark in ‘MONTERO’, in case you’re really in a hurry.