Directorial Debut

Lil Nas X took on the roles of both writer and director for the "J Christ" music video, marking his debut in these creative roles

Celebrity Impersonators

The video features lookalikes of celebrities like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and Michael Jackson

Heaven and Hell Imagery

The narrative alternates between scenes set in heaven and hell, showcasing Lil Nas X in both environments, including a scene where he plays basketball with a character representing Satan

Resurrection Theme

 Lil Nas X compares his return to music with Jesus' resurrection, a theme that is reflected in the lyrics and visuals of the video

Diverse Symbolism

The video includes a range of symbolic imagery, from Lil Nas X being crucified like Jesus to him leading animals to an ark, reminiscent of the biblical Noah​

Message of New Beginnings

The ending of the video, with the ark scene and a quote from 2 Corinthians 5:17, suggests themes of rebirth and new beginnings​

Controversial Elements

The video is filled with provocative and subversive elements, which is typical of Lil Nas X's style, aiming to stir debate and reflection​

Song's Co-Writers and Production

The single was co-written by Lil Nas X, Omer Fedi, Mike Levy Gesaffelstein, and Blake Slatkin, with production handled by Fedi, Gesaffelstein, and Lil Nas X​

Previous Releases

Before "J Christ", Lil Nas X released songs like ‘Late to da Party’ and ‘Star Walkin’ in 2022, following his debut album "Montero" in 2021

Visual References

The video makes visual references to Lil Nas X's earlier work, particularly his iconic video for "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)", linking his past and present artistic journeys