Lil Nas X just released the video for his single Rodeo. And the singer called his press out in a tweet (below).
The video is dark, disturbing, an acknowledgement of Michael Jackson if he were openly gay or trans, and not at all damaged.
In the video, the performer is wearing a patent/latex spike-y shouldered top with some latex pants and boots. Everyone seems to be suffering and trying to have sex with each other. It’s marvelous and very similar sounding to “Old Town Road.”
Here’s everything we know about Lil Nas X “Rodeo” video:
“Rodeo” Went Viral on Social Media
Like “Rodeo,” “Old Town Road” went viral on social media. Fader reported, Lil Nas X said the success of “Old Town Road” was largely due to TikTok. He did not think that TikTok’s owners should pay artists on a scale determined by whether or not songs go viral on the app. “I should maybe be paying TikTok,” he said. “They really boosted the song. It was getting to the point that it was almost stagnant. When TikTok hit it, almost every day since that, the streams have been up. I credit them a lot.”
Vox wrote, “Old Town Road,” by Lil Nas X, classified as “country-trap”was removed by Billboard from the Hot Country chart (Top 20), stating that it “was a mistake to categorize it as country.”
Vox continued, Lil Nas X supporters say Billboard’s removal of the song from the country chart was the result of racial bias or bias against rap music. Country-pop has been popular “for decades, but ‘country-trap,’ ‘hick-hop,’ and ‘hip-haw,’ as rap-country blends” are not a standard form in the country genre. Lil Nas X fans cite “anti-blackness” as the motivation for Billboard pulling “Old Town Road” from the country charts. People questioned the purpose of musical genres and exclusion of African Americans from country music.
There are red pills and women who look like strippers strippers, striped, neon haz mat suits and a lot of darkness with a sense of humor that doesn’t take itself completely seriously.
“Rodeo” by Lil Nas X and Cardi B off Lil Nas X’s EP 7 (2019). The track was written by Montero Hill and Belcalis Almánzar, with David Biral and Denzel Baptiste (Take a Daytrip), Roy Lenzo, and Russ Chell (producers). It’s country trap with a bit of brass and feedback.
Complex tweets that he teams up with “Big Nas” in the Rodeo remix.
More on costuming:
A bit on drama:
LilNas X In Super Bowel LIV:
Sam Elliot walks into a bar and begins to recite Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.
Here’s Sam Elliott’s Doritos Super Bowl 2020 Commercial:
“You can whip your Porsche. / I’ve been in the valley. / You ain’t been up off that porch now. / Can’t nobody tell me nothing. / You can’t tell me nothing.”
The bartender is concerned as he pours Sam Elliot a shot of something brown. The guy in the corner playing cards looks terrified too. And then, you hear heavy, boot clad footsteps walking up to the bar. The change on the table jingles and Sam Elliot walks outside.
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