“I was doing my little sexy drop down and, boom, I feel air,” the singer told Fallon and guest co-host Dave Grohl last night, describing last weekend’s Saturday Night Live performance of his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” The choreography for the song ends in a pole dance with Lil Nas X doing a spin.
But Lil Nas X was unable to complete the spin when his pants ripped, so Tonight showed a clip from SNL‘s dress rehearsal in which the singer performed the routine to completion, with pants intact.
Lil Nas X told Fallon he was happy that viewers finally got to see the full performance to prove the wardrobe malfunction was not a publicity stunt. “I would never rip my pants in public on purpose,” he said.
Watch the Tonight segment above, complete with pole spin.