Watch: Kidz Bop Covers Lil Nas X's 'Montero,' Removes Gay References

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday November 2, 2021

The mark of a truly great song has been whether or not it gets a Kidz Bop version. The viral popularity of Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" has indeed earned that status, but children's music brand took out all of the queer references, reported Insider.

Despite that, Nas X shared the song on Twitter and admitted that he was a fan of their treatment of the song, saying: "They killed it tho."

Of course Kidz Bop took out some of the songs adult lyrics such replacing "cocaine and drinking with your friends" to "singin' and dancin' with your friends." But the group also removed the "boy" reference from lines such as, "You live in the dark, boy, I cannot pretend," and other references to drugs and sex.

"They degayified it," commented @jameslestrange__ about the video, a comment that received more than 7800 likes.

But the song still bops. Listen to a snippet of the song below and tell us what you think in comments.