The elevator pitch for Lil Nas X’s “Rodeo (Remix)” video with Nas should look like this:
Little Nas X: “Look, I think if we did The matrix but with zombified vampires instead, that would be great. “
Unnamed Executive: “Uh, what?”
Little Nas X: “Believe me. I did ‘Old Town Road.’ Then I did ‘Panini.’ I have this.”
And that’s how he was born. Lil Nas X’s new blood-sucking, bullet-dodging video for “Rodeo (Remix)” is one of the most original things you’ll see. It stars LNX himself as a vampire (although “zombie” also seems to be a correct guess) and Nas as a Morpheus-type character facing an outbreak of monsters eating blood-flavored Doritos for the little one. -breakfast.
In this weird world, Lil Nas X appears to be Neo (Lil Neo X?). He receives a phone call from Morpheus, inviting him to play a game. Immediately afterwards, he gets bitten and immediately begins to transform into a vampiric zombie, wandering down a dark street with glowing fangs ready for human blood. Neighbors stare at him from the street with crucifixes and hard eyes, desperately wishing for this cursed beast to leave the street. Someone even shoots a crossbow at him, although he catches it with an evil grin on his face.
He goes to a store where other vampires / zombies eat Doritos and learn dance routines to take over the world. In one of the back offices, Big Nas holds on, seemingly ready to go to war with these monsters. The legendary rapper also has the red and blue pills that force whoever takes one to choose between ignorance and knowledge.
It is implied that Lil Nas X is taking the reality pill because he regains his human form and wears a classy outfit that looks straight out of the box. The matrix – right down to those adorable tiny glasses the actors in the movie wore. He confronts villains like Agent Smith, dodges bullets, and literally jumps to the moon.
Yes, it moves very quickly.
Lil Nas X and Nas presented this version of “Rodeo” to the Grammys, where the former won the trophies for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance and Best Music Video for “Old Town Road (Remix)”. The original “Rodeo” starred Cardi B and appeared on the 2019 EP of Lil Nas X, 7.
Check out Lil Nas X’s weird new video for “Rodeo (Remix)” above.