On Tuesday, Lil Nas X hinted on Twitter that his recent hit single ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ may be removed from streaming services.
Many of his fans experienced issues streaming the track, which sparked concerns that the song may be removed from streaming platforms.
A week after debuting at the top of the Billboard singles charts and a day after becoming the biggest single in the world, the rapper and his label, Columbia Records, gave a stark warning to download the track before its departure.
Social media users went wild when the rapper hinted on Twitter that the song may be removed. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he pleaded with followers to “stream call me by your name hard today because it may no longer be available tomorrow (today) and there’s nothing I can really do about it.”
Columbia Records also tweeted “Thanks for all your comments regarding @LilNasX ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name), it’s unfortunately out of our control but we are doing everything possible to keep the song up on streaming services. We will keep you up to date as we hear more. Thank you for understanding.“
However, after all the excitement, ‘Montero’ remained available on both Apple Music and Spotify in the UK and Billboard reported that the song is not being removed. Columbia Records say they’re doing everything to make sure it remains available on streaming platforms.