Aries, the first sign in the astrological lineup, has a reputation for being a passionate ball of personality. Like all fire signs, Arians are associated with the general qualities of being bold, adventurous and attention-loving—though this Mars-ruled sign has a particular penchant for fieriness.

Represented by the raging ram, Aries placements are assertive and carry large a large presence. However, at the same time, Aries is the “baby” of the Zodiac and is resultingly noted as being extremely “raw” with any emotional needs. Additionally, some of Aries placements’ most talked-about traits relate to their anger, competitiveness and risk-taking, suggesting that Arians tend to be quite the characters.

The list of famous Aries placements includes superstar names like Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Summer Walker. However, there’s one Gen Z-aged artist who we feel really encapsulates this astrology sign’s energy: Lil Nas X.

In celebration of Aries SZN, let’s go over some of the moments when Lil Nas X, who was born on April 9, 1999, lived up to his Arian reputation and honed the power of the fiery ram.

"MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" controversy

As mentioned, Arians are most stereotypically associated with the quality of being fireballs, so Lil Nas X’s antics will make up the bulk of this breakdown. We, of course, have to kick off by bringing up this artist’s “MONTERO” controversy.

Last year, Lil Nas X unveiled a hit song called “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” and he set out to tear down “traditional ideas of gender and sexuality in Christianity” with the music video, as Blavity previously reported.

From sliding down into Hell via a stripper pole to giving Satan a lap dance, Lil Nas X turned Christianity’s homophobic rhetoric into a video that embraces gay love, shocking fans, and enraging traditionalists.

Like a true Aries, Lil Nas X knew how to turn up the heat and ignite controversy in a self-benefitting way.

Feud with Boosie

Lil Nas X’s antics led him to face his fair share of critics, though this Aries soul didn’t take any lip without putting up a fight!

In late 2021, Lil Nas X memorably trolled Boosie, who had espoused homophobic rhetoric on multiple occasions, by proclaiming that they had a song in the works.

Boosie immediately responded with a troubling rant in which he told Lil Nas X to kill himself, though the “Industry Baby” rapper was sure to let it be known that he was largely unfazed by the disgruntled Boosie.

This was Lil Nas X’s way of having “fun pissing people off,” as Blavity previously reported, showing that, as a true Aries, Lil Nas X is all about bringing the smoke for his critics and getting under their skin.

Drama with conservatives

Other notable celebrity feuds that put Lil Nas X’s into Aries-mode include online squabbles with conservative figures like Candace Owens and Kaitlyn Bennett, the “Kent State Gun Girl.”

Both women ignited drama with Lil Nas X, with Owens saying the rapper was “keeping Black America behind” while Bennett attempted to troll him on Twitter after his Satanism controversy.

In response, he quickly shut them both down. While he dismissed Owens by calling her a “flop,” he engaged in a riveting back-and-forth with Bennett—at one point referring to her as “sh*tty pants” and saying that he’ll have sex with her dad.

Aries placements may be most known for their temper, but they’re also known for the anger they bring out in others because you know Lil Nas X had these conservatives fuming.

Kaitlin Bennett vs Lil Nas X from TikTokCringe

Clapping back at homophobic haters

We should note that you don’t have to be a public figure to face Lil Nas X’s wrath.

In response to some people being big mad over “MONTERO” elevating to the top of the charts, Lil Nas X made sure to rub his hit in everyone’s faces.

“I hope my haters are sad. I hope they are crying. I want your tears to fill my Grammy cup,” he tweeted last year.

He followed this up by rooting for the “Gay Agenda” and continuing to gush about how his pro-gay song was angering his critics. Indeed, Aries placements know which buttons to push, and we’re here for Lil Nas X letting his haters know what time it is!

Let’s keep an eye on this passionate Aries as he continues to clap back and shut down his naysayers, as all fire signs are sure to do.