I’m still not sure if this song is a joke or if we are all supposed to take it as something that is legit. Either way, the music video for “Old Town Road” featuring Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus is here.
The music video features special guest appearances from Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Jozzy, Young Kio, and Vince Staples.
The movie starts out with Lil Nas X and Cyrus in the Wild West circa 1889, hiding out after their latest successful bank robbery. When they’re chased off by a gunslinging cowboy, Lil Nas X dives into a wormhole — and lands in 2019. He wanders the new old town road with his horse, stumbling through modern day streets. Chris Rock is also there. So is Detective Pikachu co-star Diplo. Billy Ray dons sparkly pink cowboy attire. They end up in a bingo hall with a Western theme. It’s amazing. Amazingly awful. So much so, it kind of swings back around to be awesome.
The five-minute-long Western is every bit as genre-defying and epic as the saga of the song it is based on. In fact, it’s not even called a music video on YouTube. It’s called a movie.