Watch Lil Nas X’s Biblical Video for New Song “J Christ”

Noah’s ark, crucifixes, heaven, and hell are all prominent for the pop star’s return visual
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X, photo by Tanima Mehrotra

Lil Nas X has shared his new single, “J Christ,” along with a self-directed music video packed with religious imagery. There’s a one-on-one game of basketball between an angel and demon, a very wet Noah’s ark dance sequence, and, yes, Lil Nas X nailed to a cross. Watch it happen below.

Lil Nas X teased “J Christ” earlier this week, writing that the song “is dedicated to the man who had the greatest comeback of all time.” The musician also shared the single artwork, featuring himself dressed as Jesus Christ on the cross.

Lil Nas X produced “J Christ” with Gesaffelstein and Omar Fedi. He also co-wrote the song with Gesaffelstein, Fedi, and Blake Slatkin.

“J Christ” marks Lil Nas X’s first single since the release of “Late to da Party” (featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again) and “Star Walkin’ (League of Legends Worlds Anthem)” in 2022. The pop star dropped his debut full-length, Montero, the previous year. In the video for the title track—“Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”—Lil Nas X gave a lap dance to a horny, underworld-dwelling demon, also played by the artist.

Last year, Lil Nas X’s documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie is slated to air on HBO on Saturday, January 27, at 8 p.m. Eastern; it will also be available to stream on Max.

Revisit “How Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Became a Lightning Rod for Race, the Charts, and Country Music” on the Pitch. Plus, read the new review of “J Christ.”