The premiere of Lil Nas X’s new documentary was delayed last night (September 9) due to a bomb threat.
The film, titled Long Live Montero, is directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel and follows the “emotional odyssey” of the pop star’s first world tour.
It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Saturday night, but its star was asked to postpone its entry after a bomb threat was made.
According to Variety, sources said the threat came when Lil Nas X arrived on the red carpet and premiere, and specifically targeted him for being black and gay.
After a 20-minute delay, the necessary checks were carried out and the pop star entered the premiere and walked the red carpet as planned.
“In this groundbreaking documentary, we see how Lil Nas made his music. We’re thrilled to host Lil Nas X at TIFF this year.”
In a five-star review, NME wrote: “When [X] finally takes a bow, now more confident and powerful than ever, that it is not difficult to show his performance as the creation of a modern superstar.”