With a whopping 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road’ is unquestionably the year’s biggest hit. Lauded for its experimental fusion of Country and Trap genres, the song’s also earned applause for being one of few hit, mainstream Rap numbers devoid of explicit references to sex, drugs, or violence.
Yet, after the 20-year-old took to Twitter on World Pride Day (June 30) to end speculation about his sexuality (click here to read more on that), congratulatory comments were rivaled only by ridicule from those who asserted the horse referred to in ‘Road’ was a metaphor for gay sex.
As the jokes continued, Nas took to Twitter to respond with a detailed explanation about the song’s inspiration. See it inside:
After a brigade of tweets like these:
“so that’s what he meant by ride til i cant no more ?????????????” pic.twitter.com/U5kck2rMYT
— nope (@LilNasX) July 1, 2019