Lil Nas X is always unapologetically himself. With Pride Month just around the corner, the rapper extended his message of self-love by teaming up with UGG and the Pacific Pride Foundation for their #UGGPride Campaign, which celebrates love in all forms.
The artist was also one of the featured hosts of this year’s Pacific Pride virtual “Proud Prom,” featuring local LGBTQ+ and allied youth from Santa Barbara and the coastal communities of California.
Introducing #UggPride with all-gender footwear, accessories & apparel in Pride-inspired colorways. Supporting @PacificPride & @glaad, we’re excited to bring PROUD Prom-an inclusive event with local LGBTQIA+ & allied youth from Santa Barbara & the coastal communities of California pic.twitter.com/dAhpzJF3WY
— UGG (@UGG) May 20, 2021
Additionally, UGG released a limited-edition collection of all-gender shoes and apparel in colorful, Pride-inspired designs, including as the Disco Stripes Slide. For each pair of the slides sold, the brand will donate $25 up to $125,000 to GLAAD, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing equality.
Asides from an assortment of shoes, including the popular “Fluff Yeah” slide, UGG’s Pride collection includes socks, tees, sweatshirts and even an amazing, rainbow-colored tulle skirt.
Check out the full collection here.
Earlier this year, Lil Nas X unveiled his colorful CGI-laden video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” and he hit back at critics who didn’t think the visual was appropriate.
“I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s–t y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay,” he tweeted on March 27. “So i hope you are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.”
When the singer released the song and video, he also shared a letter he wrote to his 14-year-old self. “i wrote a song with our name in it. it’s about a guy i met last summer,” he began his letter, which went on to reveal the promise he made to himself years earlier to never come out. “This will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist. you see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say i’m pushing an agenda. but the truth is, i am. the agenda to make people stay the f— out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. sending you love from the future.”
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” topped the Billboard Hot 100 on April 9, 2021.