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Lil Nas X says ‘Black gay vampire rights’ in Thriller-inspired Rodeo video

Reiss Smith February 7, 2020
Lil Nas X with sharp vampire teeth

Lil Nas X turns into a vampire in his video for 'Rodeo'. (YouTube)

Lil Nas X took the gay cowboy agenda to the underworld with his new vampire-themed video for “Rodeo”.

The rapper teamed up with his namesake Nas for the video, which he had earlier teased as a mash-up of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Wesley Snipes’ Blade, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Matrix.

Sure enough, the three-minute clip sees Lil Nas X transform into a vampire after being bitten under moonlight, before dodging bullets in slow-motion and tiny sunglasses.

Fans were quick to hail a new era of ‘gay vampire fashion’ and the advent of ‘Black gay vampire rights’.

One follower, actor BJ Colangelo, pointed out that the ‘Rodeo’ video owed a debt to the iconic Disney Channel original, Don’t Look Under the Bed.

After ‘Rodeo’ was unleashed, a number of pearl-clutches accused Lil Nas X of selling his soul to the devil, pointing to the video’s ‘satanic’ imagery.

His response?

Lil Nas X also promised that after ‘Rodeo’, taken from his 2019 EP 7, new music would be coming soon.

More: blade, buffy the vampire slayer, lil nas x, The Matrix, Vampire

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