Lil Nas X, Mason Ramsey, and Area 51 converge for an overload of meme-culture
Lil Nas X seizes on meme-culture again for an over-the-top remix of his remix
Lil Nas X has seized a chance opportunity at virality by association with his latest remix video release.
The new rendition of “Old Town Road” features a number of artists and a comical animated video laced heavily with meme imagery. It would seem that X is as invested in participating in the ‘joke’ raid as the multitude who have committed to going so far are.
At well over 1.5 million confirmations of attendance, a viral joke post on Facebook asking supporters to join in on a raid of Area 51 has since grown to unprecedented proportions, warranting an official response from the US Air Force regarding the consequences of engaging in such an activity.
“Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged.” – Yahoo News
As for the raid itself, the description is as clear as it is humorous.
“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.” – Facebook
Lil Nas X has clearly capitalized on the ongoing sensation with this latest release, bringing Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey (of Walmart yodeling fame) into the fold on the track. The visuals accommodate even more famous faces, from Thanos to Keanu Reeves in Naruto garb.
Best of all, Lil Nas X has also promised to perform a special show for free in front of the compound on the day of the raid.
“Lil Nas X, who knows how viral internet moments work better than probably anyone on the planet, replied that not only was he down, he would do the show for free.” – Daily Dot
CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it.