It’s only April and 2019 is officially strange AF.
Case in point: Black Twitter is hee-hawing itself into a frenzy because county icon Billy Ray Cyrus completely snapped on this Lil Nas X “Old Town Road” remix.
Yes, you read that correctly: Mullet-rocking Billy Ray Cyrus. Achey Breaky Heart Billy Ray. Culture vulture Miley Cyrus‘ Pappy. Snapped on a rapper’s song.
I told you this was strange.
See, it all started when Lil Nas X popular twangy song was taken off the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart because they claimed the Black artist’s song was “lacking too many elements of traditional country” music.
Apparently, Cyrus heard about the controversy and decided to lend his voice to the remix, perhaps as a means of adding “country cred” to the hit.
“@lilnasx 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!” Cyrus tweeted.
Here’s the dynamic duo together in the studio:
And baby…I’m no country music fan, BUT ISSA BOP!
Take a quick listen:
Mr. Cyrus snapped!!!
And Black Twitter can’t help but to do-si-do and twerk all night and all day to it. Take a look!
Every nigga on twitter after hearing Billy Ray Cyrus go brazy on that Old Town Road Remix pic.twitter.com/yTiEY6Tc6P— League High (@PabloSanchezLit) April 5, 2019
*Listens to Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road Remix once* pic.twitter.com/dXW63X3c3w— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 5, 2019
Black Twitter got damn Billy Ray Cyrus trending on Beyoncé’s Internet. And I’m here for it...as long as Miley keeps her ass at home. pic.twitter.com/j3SZ2WcN85— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) April 5, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus way harder than Miley— Michael Christmas (@MickeyChristmas) April 5, 2019
WAIT Y’ALL, THIS OLD TOWN ROAD REMIX WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS???? A BOP REMIXED INTO A BIGGER BOP???? pic.twitter.com/WIMDMXOQLY— peiji jabami (@paige_meowster) April 5, 2019
When you get done listening to Billy Ray Cyrus on that Old Town Road remix. pic.twitter.com/IVoIUQgpSw— X (@XLNB) April 5, 2019
This remix of Old Town Road feat. Billy Ray Cyrus is fire. This is the best country song ever made. pic.twitter.com/BpYVwGp6X3— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) April 5, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus: “WELLLLLLLLLLL, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road...”— ya favorite auntie (@iammissfaye) April 5, 2019
Billboard: old town road doesn’t have enough elements of country music to chart— in the A (@nowomanslandd) April 5, 2019
Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cyrus: pic.twitter.com/vGC2Zaqw36
Billy Ray Cyrus:— Vad Nole (@vadnole) April 5, 2019
“Hat down, cross-town, livin like a rockstar
Spend a lot of money on my brand new guitar”
billy ray cyrus walking out the studio pic.twitter.com/fOeGSF2FQU— 🧸 (@donniemustdie) April 5, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus in the booth pic.twitter.com/qpgAhcXFFB— Micah @ Home (@LetMicahDown) April 5, 2019
billboard when they see billy ray cyrus remixed old town road pic.twitter.com/VaTWZpOVwt— $warm (@leavezaylone) April 5, 2019
Me after hearing Billy Ray Cyrus verse on the remix: pic.twitter.com/aJVxCz6o2g— Steel Curtain BYKE!!! (@Wheres_Kevo) April 5, 2019