Who is Christian Breslauer? Meet the director behind Lil Nas X’s Industry Baby

Mafalda Costa July 23, 2021
Who is Christian Breslauer? Meet the director behind Lil Nas X’s Industry Baby

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Who is director Christian Breslauer? Lil Nas X just dropped the music video for his new song Industry Baby at midnight on Friday, 23 July. After a provocative teaser, Nas serves a pinkalicious take on prison, straight from the mastermind director behind Roddy Ricch’s The Box, Christian Breslauer.

Lil Nas X drops steamy Industry Baby video

Lil Nas X has shared the music video for his new song Industry Baby at midnight on Friday, 23 July.

The record-breaking artist first teased the song, produced by Kanye West and Take A Daytrip and guest-starring rapper Jack Harlow, with a two-minute clip of a mock Supreme Court case.

The trial culminated with Nas being sentenced to five years in Montero State Prison not for his recent Satan shoe fiasco with Nike, but for being gay.

Now, in the music video for Industry Baby, Nas returns to troll his doubters and homophobic haters even harder.

In Industry Baby, we see Nas rocking a pink jumpsuit, lifting weights, spanking and throwing cash at his twerking cellmate, and – in the most jaw-dropping sequence – dancing wet and buck naked in the jailhouse shower with his fellow nude male prisoners.

The single follows Lil Nas X’s recent entries Montero (Call Me by Your Name) and Sun Goes Down.

According to Pitchfork, the rapper is getting ready for the release of his debut full-length album, Montero, the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated 7 EP.

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Who is the video’s director, Christian Breslauer?

Christian Breslauer is the brains behind Lil Nas X’s pinkalicious take on prison.

Breslauer is a young and ambitious director, writer and cinematographer.

According to London Alley, Breslauer is famous for his bold and gritty visual style.

Breslauer was born in South Florida where he built his name shooting for some of Miami’s hottest artists.

Following in the steps of his idol David Fincher, he moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to continue creating content for premium artists.

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So far, Breslauer has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music today, including Chris Brown, Marshmello, Doja Cat, Migos, Roddy Ricch, and Lil Baby, to name just a few.

According to Breslauer’s official website, his visuals for Roddy Ricch’s The Box earned him an MTV VMA nomination for Best Hip-Hop video and two BET Award nominations (Video Of The Year & Viewer’s Choice).

Fans react to Breslauer’s work

Breslauer’s videos have been a fan favourite from the get-go.

Industry Baby is no exception, with one Twitter user saying: “Industry baby’s direction of photography is all that I have dreamed of, Chris Breslauer and Elias Talbot are a true creative combination.”

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.