Lil Nas X plays around entirely too much. The rapper’s latest joke pokes fun at Vincent Van Gogh’s vandalized painting, Sunflowers.
Lil Nas X Seeks Revenge
The “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” rapper was visiting a museum where a painting of a can of Campbell’s condensed tomato soup was featured. Montero swiftly smooshed the photo with a photo of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. He proudly captioned the photo, “i will avenge u mr van gogh.”
Of course, the rapper was joking, and the smooshing only took place virtually through photoshop. Nas was responding to the latest vandalism that took place of an old Van Gogh painting at the U.K.’s National Gallery earlier this month.
This wasn’t the first painting to be vandalized by food in an art gallery. In fact, it is becoming somewhat of a trend.
Lil Nas X Is Mocking Vandalizing Paintings
After tomato soup was chucked at the very famous painting two women glued their hands to the wall in front of the painting and staged a sit-in. They wore shirts that read “Just Stop Oil” in large black font.
One of the protesters yelled, “What is worth more, art or life? at the National Gallery in London. “Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet?”
Other famous paintings have been attacked with food as well. Grainstacks by Claude Monet at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany was vandalized with mashed potatoes. The german activist group, Letzte Generation (Last Generation) took credit for that one.
Two people also glued themselves to the museum wall in Berlin in an effort to protest. They too noted that art cannot be more important than the planet.
Lil Nas X Is Shining A Light On Art Vandalism
Whether is it intentional or not, the rapper is using his platform to draw awareness to a situation that has been increasing in trend since the summer. Some activists from “Just Stop Oil” have been running amuck in the U.K. In addition to blocking roads around London and wrapping up the authorities in 576 arrests, they are vandalizing paintings.
According to Time magazine, “They’ve spray-painted the facade of the famous Harrods department store and an Aston Martin showroom, and, on Oct. 17, scaled support cables on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge outside the city, forcing police to shut down traffic over the Thames River.”
They also smeared chocolate cake on a wax sculpture of King Charles III and glued their hands to the frame of the painting The Hay Wain by English artist John Constable.
Lil Nas X Followers Are Rolling!
The rapper’s followers are laughing at the comedic timing of his joke. “This man went to a whole art museum for this meme 😭😭😭,” wrote one follower, while a “museum professional” claims to approve “this message”. “Montero = vengeance,” joked one more.
The Grammy-winner’s followers clearly have a sense of humor. One even laughed along while they called out the “PETTYYYYY😂😂😂😂” rapper.