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"Old Town Road" now has a music video starring Chris Rock, Vince Staples, and Diplo

Maybe you’ve gotten a little tired of “Old Town Road,” what with all its remixes and remixes of remixes. Fact of the matter is, however, America simply cannot get enough of taking its horse to the Old Town Road—not even a new single by Taylor Goddamn Swift could bump Lil Nas X from the Billboard Hot 100's top spot. Now, the song’s inevitable video is here with a whole stable of celebrity cameos, including Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Diplo, and more.


The YouTube description calls this the “Old Town Road Official Movie,” and, though it’s definitely a music video and not a movie, we’ve learned not to tell Lil Nas X what things are and are not. The plot of the video finds Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus on the run from Chris Rock on the Old West version of the Old Town Road. Soon, a grumpy rancher chases them through a time portal that lands them on the Old Town Road of 2019, which is now a Southern California neighborhood. There, Lil Nas X wins races his horse against Vince Staples’ sports car and Cyrus, getting the raw end of the deal, performs at a bingo hall. Come for Vince Staples telling Lil Nas X to get off his car, stay because, fuck it, you’re never getting this song out of your head anyway.

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