Prof Ashon Crawley Writes Column for NPR on Lil Nas X's "Montero"

April 21, 2021

Ashon Crawley (Religious Studies/African American and African Studies) wrote a column for NPR about Lil Nas X's "Montero" and how the recording artist "works with, really metabolizes and thinks with, fear. Fear that is the theologically produced and doctrinally maintained practice of power, authority, control. The fear of being outed. The fear of rejection by the gods. The fear of erotic joy leading to premature death. The fear of eternal torment.": I Grew Up Afraid. Lil Nas X's 'Montero' Is The Lesson I Needed