Who is Dana Dentata? Canadian model turned musician slaps Lil Nas X with a cease and desist letter

Lil Nas X’s debut album, Montero, bought some major legal issues with it for the artist. Also known as Montero Lamar Hill, he is sued by Dana Denata for using his album artwork pantychrist, in Monteropromotional video of.

Court documents acquired by The Blast show Dentata sent a cease and desist letter to Lil Nas X and his management team, and accused them of using copyrighted material similar to the pantychrist Musical clip.

Dana mentioned that Montero features the use of ultrasounds she shared on Instagram last year to promote the single. Lil used the same for Monteropromoting alongside singles Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry baby. Both tracks topped the Billboard Hot 100 and sold nearly 7 million copies.

The video for LIL NAS X GIVE BIRTH received 15 million views on YouTube and Dana requested that it be removed due to infringement. During this time, pantychrist was released in July 2021 and received nearly 250,000 views.

Dana’s representation is seeking a settlement between the two parties and if that does not happen, a lawsuit may be filed for copyright infringement.

Dentata’s attorney, Perry C. Wander, criticized Lil Nas X on behalf of his client:

“Lil Nas, desperate not to be a one-hit wonder, stole my client’s music video story and robbed her of her wrestling sauce and artistic vision to avoid a second meltdown. Dana is an authentic and sincere artist.


About Dana Dentata in a nutshell

Dana Dentata is a popular rapper (Image via Lorne Thomson/Getty Images)
Dana Dentata is a popular rapper (Image via Lorne Thomson/Getty Images)

Dana Dentata was previously the vocalist of the all-female metal-punk band Dentata. Although she separated from rock music later, her current music is very different and unique.

The rapper calls her current music “stripper jams,” which is music for dancers, by dancers. The music is aggressive, brooding and perfect for playing in a club.

Dana also credits her time dancing at the popular Toronto club for giving her the confidence to create her independent music. She had a hard time working creatively while being surrounded by men in the past, but now she has confident and unapologetic women around her.

Dentata does not have a Wikipedia page and further details about his date of birth, family, education, career and personal life have yet to be revealed.


Learn more about Montero

Montero is the debut studio album by Lil Nas X and was released by Columbia Records on September 17, 2021. Announced in 2019, the album’s title, cover, and tracklist were revealed in 2021.

It featured guest appearances by Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat. It received decent reviews from critics with praise towards the production and songwriting.

Montero was nominated for Album of the Year at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards alongside Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video.


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