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The viral star had previously released three versions of the song – the original, a version with Billy Ray Cyrus, and a Diplo remix of the latter.
Lil Nas posted a photo of himself on Instagram in which he is posing in front of a statue of horses. “The prophecy is fulfilled,” he wrote. “no more old town roads.”
The picture follows a tweet the rapper shared this morning, which read: “I act like I’m ok but deep down inside I wanna release another old town road remix.”
I act like im ok but deep down inside i wanna release another old town road remix
— nope (@LilNasX) July 12, 2019
Earlier this month (July 1), ‘Old Town Road’ became the longest-running hip-hop Number One of all time in the US. It has topped the charts for 14 weeks and has beaten the likes of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Boom Boom Pow’ to the achievement.
Late last month, Nas X followed the viral hit with his ‘7’ EP and the single ‘Panini’, which interpolates Nirvana‘s ‘In Bloom’. He also recently came out as gay, saying he hopes he is “opening doors” for others by making his sexuality public.
He also made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury 2019, when he and Billy Ray Cyrus joined Miley Cyrus on the Pyramid Stage to perform ‘Old Town Road’. Nas X also delivered a solo performance of ‘Panini’ before leaving the stage.