In a celebratory birthday message for rapper and singer Lil Nas X, who turned 23 on Saturday, Sony Music Japan tweeted an image of the gold-armored Gilgamesh from “Fate/Stay Night.”
The tweet, posted to Sony Music Japan’s official account on April 9, includes an illustration of Gilgamesh wearing his gold armor uniform while holding a microphone, next to the message “Happy Birthday Lil Nas X!”
— ソニーミュージック洋楽 (@INTSonyMusicJP) April 9, 2022
The reference to the “Fate/Stay Night” character’s costume pays tribute to Lil Nas X’s look at last year’s Met Gala, where he wore an Atelier Versace full-body, gold armor suit that was inspired by Gilgamesh. Lil Nas X had previously posted a tweet last year in which he compared photos of his Met Gala outfit to the suit worn by Gilgamesh in the video game series.
lemme be ur knight in shining armor bby pic.twitter.com/h6a0WQJjym
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) September 14, 2021
Gilgamesh’s birthday on April 5 also happens to be close to Lil Nas X’s.