After months of mixed reviews, we finally have an official Old Town Road video. And it’s a real star-studded, time travel, car race, dance-off extravaganza. Check it out at the bottom of this page.
Some Easter Eggs/Cameos to pay attention to:
First up on the list of celebrity cameos is comedian/actor Chris Rock. Whose posse tries, but ultimately fails to capture Lil Nas X after what I can only assume is a bank robbery.
Billy Ray Cyrus
The country legend co-wrote and is featured on the track. So it only makes sense that he would appear in the video.
Pay close attention to the scene in which Billy Ray and Lil Nas X are hiding out from the law near a house. The part in which Lil Nas X says “Last time I was here, they weren’t too welcoming to outsiders” could be in reference to the fact that Old Town Road was climbing the country charts before Billboard yanked it claiming that it was not a country song.
Billboard stated that “When determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition. While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
In the video when Billy Ray says “It’s okay, you’re with me now,” they’re likely referencing the fact that featuring Billy Ray Cyrus lends some country legitimacy to the song.
Because Diplo seems to be down to do anything, of course he made a cameo. Keep an eye out for the guy with the long hair playing the washboard.
Rapper Rico Nasty showed up with the most beautiful, multi-color hair. You can spot her running the bingo game before being so rudely interrupted by Billy Ray and Lil Nas X.
After Lil Nas X gets sucked into a wormhole and spit out in the year 2019, he lands in front of a boy with a basketball. Could this be a reference to the movie Space Jam?
The two guys sitting on the porch (one of whom opens up a camera phone to record Lil Nas X’s sick dance moves) remind me an awful lot of Ice Cube’s Friday franchise.
The street race scene absolutely reeked of The Fast and the Furious.
Yee Yee Juice
Lil Nas X pays tribute to the meme that made this song famous: Yee Yee Juice. It all started on the Tik Tok app where people made videos of themselves chugging “Yee Yee Juice” or “Yee Haw Juice” and suddenly finding themselves decked out in country garb and/or riding horses and/or country line dancing.