Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Music Video Features Chris Rock, Diplo & More
By Lauren Crawford
May 17, 2019
Lil Nas X brought all the big Yeehaw energy to his viral hit "Old Town Road" music video.
The 20-year-old rising artist used the song's popular remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus for its video, which features appearances from Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Diplo, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Youngkio, Jozzy.
The five-minute clip starts off with Lil Nas X and Billy Ray on the run as cowboys after committing a robbery. However, they end up getting transported to the future, where they bring some country western flair to South Los Angeles.
The video comes nearly six months following the track's initial release. As fans know, after having his song "Old Town Road" pulled off the country charts for not being country enough, Lil Nas X returned to the top of the charts weeks later with a killer country remix, thanks to the help of Billy Ray, that catapulted the track to #1 on the Hot 100 chart, where's it's stayed for the last seven weeks.
"It was so obvious to me after hearing the song just one time. I was thinking, what’s not country about it?" Billy Ray tweeted in April in response to the song being pulled off Country charts. "What’s the rudimentary element of a country and western song? Then I thought, it’s honest, humble, and has an infectious hook, and a banjo. What the hell more do ya need?"
"A few days passed and I went to the studio to do vocals," he continued. "When I finished the pass, I whistled at the end of the song. Thats when the engineer stood up and said, “that sh*t is fire” We’re keeping that! Glad you gusys are diggin’ the tune, love seeing all your meme’s.... #OTR."