Lord, I see what you’ve done for other people, specifically Lil Nas X, and I want that for me.
The Nicki-Minaj-stan-turned-superstar is living proof that our fortunes can change drastically at any given moment. We stan and we are inspired.
This past Friday, he released the much-anticipated video for his viral hit, “Old Town Road,” and it lived up to expectations.
Dubbed a “movie,” the video starts off on Old Town Road in 1889, where some white people who aren’t welcoming to “outsiders” try shooting our favorite nigga; this is an obvious allegory for the situation where Lil Nas X was yanked off the country music charts, and for that alone, the video is a winner. Running for cover, Lil Nas X hops into a well that turns out to be a time-traveling tunnel. He ends up in 2019, and Old Town Road is now a lot blacker, friendlier and cooler.
With the release of this video, “Old Town Road” will probably spend at least another two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it has ruled for six weeks thus far. Not bad for a debut.
In addition to featured singer and former one-hit-wonder Billy Ray Cyrus, the video includes appearances from Chris Rock, HaHa Davis, Vince Staples and Diplo. Check it out below.