Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Video Is Here To Lasso The Yeehaw Agenda

May 17, 2019
Originally published on May 17, 2019 1:21 pm
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Folks, the yeehaw agenda has reached its absolute apex. The video for Lil Nas X's runaway smash "Old Town Road" is officially out, after a solid two weeks of keeping pop radio's biggest superstars off the top of the charts. It's not quite a full-length movie, as the credits promise, but it sure is a doozy.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus play troubadours on the run after a bank robbery. They transport into the modern day, horse in the back and all. Along the way, they become beloved fixtures of the community, with a brand new get-up for the both of them.

Cameos abound, too. Lil Nas X wins a drag race with Vince Staples. Lil Nas X and Cyrus crash what looks to be a cowboy-themed old folks' bingo night supervised by none other than D.C. rapper Rico Nasty. Naturally, they play a gig, with Diplo on washboard. There's a brief plug for Snapple-branded Yee Yee Juice, a nod to the TikTok trend that made him famous and a product that this writer wishes existed in the universe. Oh, and for good measure, Chris Rock makes an early cameo as a cowboy in awe of Lil Nas X and Cyrus' horse-riding prowess. You absolutely have to see it for yourself.

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