Lil Nas X wore a gold-plated swimsuit of armor to the 2021 Met Gala, and in a current tweet, the Montero rapper seemingly confirms that the outfit was a deliberate homage to the Destiny franchise’s smug king, Gilgamesh.
The multi-layered outfit was crafted particularly for Lil Nas X by Versace designers in Milan, Italy. Versace and the Grammy-award profitable artist beforehand collaborated for the rapper’s iconic pink cowboy outfit, which he wore whereas he was selling his unique hit single, “Old Town Road” in 2019. The ensemble was designed to be revealed in three levels: the primary is a flowing gold cape, which was eliminated on the Gala’s well-known stairs to disclose the polished swimsuit of armor beneath. The armor was then eliminated to showcase a golden sequin physique swimsuit beneath. When requested how the outfit made him really feel, Lil Nas X responded “It feels how it looks — Amazing.”
lemme be ur knight in shining armor bby pic.twitter.com/h6a0WQJjym
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 14, 2021
The musician later tweeted out a sequence of photos that seemingly verify that the middle-stage of the outfit – the total swimsuit of armor – was a reference to the character of Gilgamesh, the gold-clad king of Babylon who has appeared in a number of entries all through TYPE-MOON’s Destiny franchise of video games and anime sequence.
Gilgamesh first appeared as an antagonist within the unique Destiny Keep/Evening, the place he was summoned by Tokiomi Tohsaka as an Archer class servant and shortly dominated the sequence’ Holy Grail Struggle. Within the sequence, Gilgamesh is the king of heroes from which all different heroic legends are derived from, so his Noble Illusion, The Gate of Babylon, provides him entry to all different servants’ powers and weapons. Gilgamesh additionally performed in a job within the occasions of Destiny Zero and Destiny Grand/Order. The character’s smug angle, over-powered skills and classy look have made him one of many extra fashionable characters to emerge out of the Destiny franchise, particularly with the sequence’ many feminine followers.
This isn’t the primary time that considered one of Lil Nas X’s outfits has drawn comparisons to a well-liked anime character. The rapper beforehand acknowledged that he is aware of everybody thinks he clothes like a Jojo’s Weird Journey character, and he beforehand wore an outfit to the BET Awards that had very clear references to considered one of Naruto’s major antagonists on it.