Last night (September 9th) the world-renowned pop singer Lil Nas X’s new documentary was delayed due to a bomb threat.
The premiere, at the Toronto International Film Festival aka TIFF, was for the documentary titled Long Live Montero, which follows the story of the pop star’s first world tour in … directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and Zac Manuel.
The documentary is “a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music and identity,” as stated by TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey.
Lil Nas X TIFF Bomb Threat
As reported by Variety, once superstar Lil Nas X pulled up to the red carpet following the previously stated co-directors and editor Andrew Morrow, organisers were informed that a bomb threat had been called.
The threat specifically targeted the rapper for being a black and queer artist, a source from variety shares.
Lil Nas’s arrival was delayed for 20 minutes while security conducted a search of Roy Thomson Hall until the premiere final began at 10:30 pm.
Ahead of the documentary premiere, Lil Nas told Variety in an interview that he hoped his documentary would have an impact on audiences in terms of addressing issues relating to representation.
“I feel like we live in a generation where black queer people really control culture, and they’re helping really take the world to the next level.”
Lil Nas X cemented his position as a modern-day superstar at his recent performance on the pyramid stage at the Glastonbury festival.
His set, which took place before headliner Elton John’s seemingly last UK performance, with fans praising the musician for an “amazing” show.
Lil Nas X’s Long Live Montero does not yet have a release date.