Mariah Carey Replies to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Remix Proposal With a “One Sweet Day" Reference

Tara Mahadevan

Lil Nas X wants to recruit Mariah Carey for the next remix of “Old Town Road.”

The chart-topping rapper fired the idea Mariah’s way on Friday. She responded with a photo of herself in a cowboy hat with the caption, “One Sweet Town Road!”—a nod to her 1995 Boyz II Men collaboration, “One Sweet Day."

“One Sweet Day” is one of two songs (alongside Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber's 2017 collab “Despacito”) that has ever reigned for exactly 16 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. With “Old Town Road” staying on top for 14 weeks, it isn't too far behind.

"Old Town Road" is already popular enough to inspire multiple remixes. The rapper recently joined forces with Young Thug and Mason Ramsey for the latest edition, which dropped Thursday night. The version marked the third official iteration of the track, following the chart-topping Billy Ray Cyrus-featuring rendition and the Diplo remix.