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    Lil Nas X Shared An Old Video He Made For His Future Self, And It's Equal Parts Hilarious And Inspiring

    Lil Nas X is officially a national treasure.

    Unless you live under a rock, you've watched the glorious masterpiece that is Lil Nas X's music video for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."

    Lil Nas sitting against a tree and playing the guitar as a snake moves behind him
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    As of this moment, it's at 97 million views!

    You know, the one where he slides down a stripper pole all the way to hell and twerks on the devil.

    Lil Nas straddling the Devil in thigh high boots
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    It's the symbolism for me.

    Well, the verdict is in! Despite the lame backlash, the song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100!!

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    HELL YES! (Pun intended).

    And no one is more excited about this than Lil Nas X himself!

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    When the singer found out the news, he tweeted a powerful message, writing, "Y'all told a 19-year-old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again. ... He could've gave up. But four multi-platinum songs and two No. 1s later, he's still here."

    y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again. you told him to stop while he’s ahead. he could’ve gave up. but 4 multi platinum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here. thank you to my team and my fans! ily 🏹🤍 https://t.co/cW0UiXjJOk

    Lil Nas X / Twitter: @LilNasX

    Then, the 21-year-old shared a tweet with the best use of a SpongeBob GIF I've ever seen:

    me after getting a song about gay sex to the top of the billboard charts

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    AND THEN, Lil Nas posted something that made my whole damn day! It was a video he made back in June 2020 to congratulate his FUTURE SELF on his success!!

    made this video in june 2020 to congratulate my future self. now we here!! NUMBER 1 BABY! 🏹🤍

    Lil Nas X / Twitter: @LilNasX

    That does it. Lil Nas X is officially a NATIONAL TREASURE!!!

    "Hello, Lil Nas X in the future," he said. "I'm proud of you! Congratulations!"

    Lil Nas X / Twitter: @LilNasX

    "You deserve all the good shit that's happening to you right now," he continued. "You deserve all that shit, on god."

    Lil Nas X / Twitter: @LilNasX

    "I'm proud of you. You pushed through." Then, he made some funny and exasperated sounds and expressions to signify he had been through a lot in life. "It's been a lot of shit!" he concluded.

    Lil Nas X / Twitter: @LilNasX

    First of all, LMAO. This dude is funny as hell. Second of all, the self-confidence this man has should be an inspiration to us all. He believed in himself, even when the haters were loud AF. This guy is WINNING AT LIFE.

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    Congrats, Lil Nas X. You deserve this win, and I'm so happy for you!!

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