Lil Nas X has been collaborating and pitching himself to collaborate with everyone off on his hit “Old Town Road.” There’s link ups with Billy Ray Cyrus, Mason Ramsey, Diplo, Young Thug, and even reportedly one with Lil Wayne. He’s also reached out to Dolly Parton, of all people, on Twitter who seemed to express interest. But there is someone he isn’t so excited about collaborating with.
The burgeoning star turned down an opportunity to partner up with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg according to a new report from Daily Beast. On Thursday, the rapper made an appearance at a Buzzfeed event that featured the likes of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Broadway singers, and more. There, he headlined the event’s variety show.
But, when approached with the idea of doing something with mayor Pete Buttigieg — the South Bend mayor would record a video of himself reciting lyrics to the hit song — Nas X was disinterested. While Buttigieg himself was all for it, sources told BuzzFeed News that Nas X didn’t want to be seen as endorsing any of the candidates. And so, in a bit of an “all or nothing” situation Buttigieg ended up being dropped from the event all together.
Currently, the song is set to break a Billboard of the longest consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100. To help cinch in this last, 17th week, he released a new remix this week with the K-pop group BTS. The verdict, of whether or not the remix for renewed interest was successful, will come down on Monday.