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Lil Nas X would like to make out with his own wax figure

When the sex symbol met himself he just couldn't resist.

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Lil Nas X is a rapper, a singer, and for a wide range of fans, a sex symbol. So it was no surprise that when Madame Tussauds of Hollywood, a museum specializing in wax figurine replicas of celebrities, unveiled their latest statue of the multihyphenate entertainer, even X himself couldn’t resist making out with the replica crafted in his own likeness.

He posted a video to Twitter Tuesday, with the caption:

“just met me from the past. the sexual tension was too much to bare.”

Lil Nas X arrived at the figurine unveiling dressed in an all-black leather ensemble and a long, flowing blond wig, making sure to pose next to the statue, which was dressed in the gold armor ensemble designed by his team as one of three outfits he wore to the 2021 Met Gala.

Fan reaction on Twitter was immediate and overwhelmingly positive. Many complimented the figurine’s uncharacteristic accuracy:

Lil Nas X has attracted controversy from conservative media since he came out as gay while his country/rap crossover hit “Old Town Road” began dominating the Billboard Country charts in December 2018. Since then, his concerts have drawn protests from various homophobic political groups. This past Saturday, Variety reported that X sent pizzas to a group protesting outside a Boston concert, explaining on Twitter, “This is really good promo!”

Madame Tussauds was founded in London by French sculptor Marie Tussaud. Today, branches of the museum can be found in multiple cities across four continents, including in Beijing, China; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Los Angeles, California; and Sydney, Australia.

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Liam McEneaney

A professional comedian since the age of 19, Liam has been writing, editing, and performing for various TV shows and websites his entire adult life. He produced and starred in 'Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!' which premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Liam is currently attending the prestigious University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.