Lil Nas X Drops Area 51-Themed Visual For Latest Remix of "Old Town Road"

Taking full advantage of the latest in internet memes.

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Lil Nas X isn’t slowing down, nor is he willing to let people forget about the fact that “Old Town Road” is still the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest-reigning hip-hop track, ever. Just a week away from breaking the industry record for holding the spot the longest, Lil Nas X recently released a tantalizing remix of the track, featuring an eclectic array of talent including Young Thug, famed Walmart yodeling kid Mason Ramsey, as well as original remix member Billy Ray Cyrus. Now, the rapper-turned-country superstar is looking to squeeze the song for all its worth, releasing an Area 51-themed animated visual for the new remix.

In large part, the new music video relishes in the recent heyday of memes that’s based on storming Area 51, something that’s bolted to the forefront of internet culture over the past couple weeks. Lil Nas X and his ragtag crew can be seen approaching a military base, which conveniently showcases a pigeon with Thanos’ head flying across the screen, with his Infinity Gauntlet placed nearby.

More weirdly interesting placements include famed melon-head and music reviewer Anthony Fantano as a security guard, Minecraft cues, and a “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” Facebook event open on screens nearby. Lil Nas X pulls a panini out of his gun holster, with a Backwood-smoking alien later gifting both Cyrus and Ramsey super-futuristic rides. And to round it all off? Keanu Reeves randomly appears doing the “Naruto Run.”

If there’s a way to describe it, Lil Nas X’s latest video is a conglomeration of every viral meme currently on display. You can watch it above.

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