But fans aren’t complaining — and neither is Dolly Parton, who just saddled up and epically replied to the rapper’s request to join him for another version of the chart-topping song.
On Monday, Lil Nas X, 20, tweeted at fans, “Y’all think I can get Dolly Parton and [rapper] Megan Thee Stallion on an old town road remix?”
And on Wednesday, the iconic American country singer, 73, responded to Lil Nas X with a new version of the “Old Town Road” album cover, featuring Parton as a bright pink stallion with blonde hair.
The “Panini” singer couldn’t contain his excitement, sharing Parton’s tweet and writing, “YEE YEE GANG!
Parton’s response comes just a few days after Lil Nas X also asked Mariah Carey to join him, and she also responded to the rapper on social media.
Seemingly hinting that she’d be down to collaborate, Carey, 49, posted a photograph of herself wearing a cowboy hat on Twitter. “One Sweet Town Road!” she captioned the post.
Lil Nas X quickly responded to her confirmation tweeting, “LETS GOOOO
,” while sharing her response with his followers.
Cyrus, 57, hopped on the song after the viral hit was removed from Billboard’s Hot Country chart because it apparently didn’t “embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
The collaboration seemed destined to happen, as back in December, Lil Nas X shared a video of himself listening to “Old Town Road” and wrote, “Twitter please help me get billy ray cyrus on this.”
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And after the controversy with Billboard, Cyrus tweeted at the rapper, “Been watching everything going on with OTR. When I got thrown off the charts, Waylon Jennings said to me ‘Take this as a compliment’ means you’re doing something great! Only Outlaws are outlawed. Welcome to the club!”
The Atlanta musician recently signed to Columbia Records. His EP, 7, followed his self-released project NASARATI from 2018. It features Cardi B, Ryan Tedder and, of course, the Cyrus remix of “Old Town Road.”