Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus dropped its highly anticipated music video with unexpected cameos from Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Diplo and more.
The five-minute video, paying homage to the Wild West, starts off with a chase down Old Town Road 1889 before Lil Nas X comes across a mine-shaft wormhole that tunnels him through time and into Old Town Road 2019.
This latest video isn’t the first for the popular song—Lil Nas X uploaded the first video to YouTube in 2018 when the track was first released. The original, which clocked in at under two minutes, was made with clips of his character from the video game Red Dead Online in cowboy attire.
“Old Town Road” made waves for debuting on the Billboard Country Music chart, but shortly after was removed after being deemed
too black “not country” music. After outrage erupted, Lil Nas released this remix featuring country titan Billy Ray Cyrus, giving the song even more credibility for its roots in country music—which is a black art, anyway, but that’s a lesson for another day. In April, the song became number one in the nation.
Lil Nas X and his friends celebrated the video premiere last night with a Hollywood party catered by Wingstop, one of the rapper’s favorite spots for chicken wings.
You can check out the video below: