Lil Nas X‘s controversial song “J. Christ” has reached No. 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the rapper couldn’t help but crack an obvious joke at its expense.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to make the announcement on Monday (January 22), the “Montero” rapper said the quiet part out loud when talking about the number of the placement.
“we did it boys! we reached the funny number. be very proud of yourselves. this is our moment!” he wrote.
Check out the tweet below.
Lil Nas X recently apologized for the controversy caused by “J Christ” — but Boosie Badazz isn’t buying it.
The divisive rapper and singer had courted controversy in recent weeks during the rollout of the song, with the accompanying music video and artwork featuring him as Jesus Christ.
In a video posted on Instagram on January 15, Lil Nas explained his thoughts behind the single and the resulting controversy.
“I wanted to explain where my head at and where it’s been for the last week,” he began. “First of all, when I did the artwork, I knew there would be some upset people, simply because religion is a very sensitive topic for a lot of people.
“But I also didn’t mean to mock — this wasn’t like a, ‘Fuck you to you people! Fuck you to Christians!’ It was not that. It was literally me saying, ‘Oh, I’m back like Jesus.’”
He added: “I’m not the first person to dress up as Jesus. I’m not the first rapper, I’m not the first artist and I won’t be the last. I know given my history with the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ video, anything I do related to religion can be seen as mockery.
“That was just not the case with this. I will say, though, with the communion video with me eating the crackers and juice, I thought that video was gonna lighten the mood, to take it down less serious … I do apologize for that. I am sorry for that. That was overboard.”
“I know I messed up really bad this time, and I can act unbothered all I want but it has definitely taken a mental toll on me,” he concluded. “I want my Christian fans to know I am not against you.”
But Boosie Badazz, who has taken issue with Lil Nas X’s sexuality in the past, responded to Lil Nas X’s apology video, saying: “He lying he knows what he doing. I bet he wouldn’t do this to Jews. He’s going to Hell.”