Lil Nas X tweets $500K Bitcoin giveaway on Montero album launch

Amber Peake September 17, 2021
Lil Nas X tweets $500K Bitcoin giveaway on Montero album launch
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Lil Nas X’s debut album Montero was released yesterday (Thursday, 16 September). Following the album drop, the rapper has thanked fans for their ongoing support with a Lil Nas X Bitcoin giveaway of $500k on social media.

Lil Nas X tweets a $500k Bitcoin giveaway

The Montero artist took to Twitter today (Friday, 17 September) to announce he had joined forces with Cashapp to give away $500,000 in Bitcoin to fans in celebration of his debut album. 

According to Wallet Investor, $500,000 is said to be worth around 10.61 Bitcoin at the time of going to press. 

In the tweet, the artist instructed fans wanting to win some cryptocurrency to tweet their favourite songs off the new album along with the hashtag #LilNasXGaveBirth while sharing their cashtag. 

Lil Nas X wrote: “ME & @CASHAPP ARE GIVING AWAY $500K IN BITCOIN. QUOTE THIS TWEET WITH YOUR TOP 3 SONGS ON MONTERO, ADD YOUR $CASHTAG & THE HASHTAG #LilNasXGaveBirth.”

This isn’t the first Bitcoin giveaway the artist has hosted as he also surprised fans with one amid the launch of his single Montero (Call Me By Your Name), which was released in March

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Fans react to the cryptocurrency giveaway

Following Lil Nas X’s tweet, the #LilNasXGaveBirth hashtag has started trending on Twitter as many hope to become a recipient of the giveaway.

Others have hopped on the hashtag to thank the artist, as some have received up to a $100 in Bitcoin:

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Lil Nas X creates a registry for baby Montero

While the artist hosted a giveaway in celebration of his album release, he has also opened a baby registry, which includes a number of non-profit organisations fans can donate to.

Lil Nas X announced the registry on Twitter last week (7 September) ahead of Montero’s release as he was seen sporting a baby bump in promotion for the album.

The registry features 16 organisations, with 15 of them appearing alongside a track from his album. Some of the non-profits include Transinclusive Group, What’s In The Mirror and Happy Hippie.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.