Lil Nas X had something special in-store for the audience at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. After his mega-hit “Old Town Road” broke records and genre boundaries, the 20-year-old took to the GRAMMY’s Staple Center stage and surprised the crowd with a special guest: Nas. The hip-hop legend debuted a new verse on the “Rodeo” Remix and now returns for a new music video helmed by directors Bradley & Pablo of PRETTYBIRD Productions.
The “Rodeo” Remix music video revolves around a Thriller-esque timeline of after-dark dances paired with some overt The Matrix references after Lil Nas X is attacked by a zombie in a phone booth. Nas channels his inner Morpheus with a little bit of Wesley Snipes’ Blade thrown in for good measure in the wardrobe department. Lil Nas X also took to Twitter to let his fans know that he didn’t “kick” Cardi B off of the “Rodeo” music video, it just didn’t happen due to scheduling conflicts. The video’s story was written by the rapper himself and he tweeted out a photo carousel of its inspirations which you can see below.
Watch the full “Rodeo” music video above and be sure to revisit our Lil Nas X Goes Shopping with HYPEBEAST at NYC’s Largest Western Store video feature from last year. In more music news, watch King Krule’s new “Alone, Omen 3” music video from his upcoming project MAN ALIVE! due out later this month.
i didn’t “kick” cardi off of rodeo. she couldn’t do the video. we cool tho.
— nope (@LilNasX) February 6, 2020
RODEO MUSIC VIDEO TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/bpcxyzM2ML
— nope (@LilNasX) February 5, 2020
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