Lil Nas X takes self-expression to a new level as a creator. In his song “HOLIDAY”, he sings, “I may bottom on the low, but I’m top shit.” He’s indicating that his preferred sexual position is “bottom”, but that with everything else in life he’s on top. Because of society’s warped view of masculinity, being a bottom is stigmatized—even within the queer community. But Lil Nas X derives power from it; and, naturally, he does so with humor and wit. Here, he takes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous quote on feminism and replaces the word “girl” with “bottom”:

nope 🏹 @LilNasX @kevinabstract We teach our bottoms to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to bottoms, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the top. June 29th 2021