Lil Nas X has topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for last 16 weeks (Photo: @Maverick/Instagram)
Rapper Lil Nas X may be releasing multiple remixes of his mega smash, Old Town Road, in an effort to prolong its stay at the top of the US Billboard charts, but there’s one mix you won’t be hearing: a collaboration with Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.
According to the Daily Beast, Buttigieg’s campaign was in discussions for a collaboration to take place for a Buzzfeed internet show.
After enjoying three months at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Lil Nas X came out as gay last month. This prompted a tweet of congratulations from Buttigieg, who is also gay.
‘@LilNasX has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician. As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him standing in his truth as a member of the LGBTQ community. Welcome to the family!’
[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician. As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him standing in his truth as a member of the LGBTQ community. Welcome to the family! #pride https://t.co/H81iXxCII6
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 3, 2019
Last week, Lil Nas X appeared on a Buzzfeed internet variety show entitled Internet Live. It took place Thursday evening at Webster Hall in New York City.
The Daily Beast claims sources revealed Buttigieg had been pitched to recite lyrics via video to Old Town Road as part of a segment with Lil Nas X. However, Lil Nas X declined the idea. According to their source, he voiced no opposition to Buttigieg personally but said he didn’t want to appear to endorse any particular candidate at this stage.
Buzzfeed, Pete Buttigieg and Lil Nas X declined to comment on the story.
Lil Nas X makes history
Lil Nas X has now enjoyed 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles. This ties with records set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (1995’s One Sweet Day) and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yanke (2017’s Despacito).
If Lil Nas X can extend his run to 17 weeks, Old Town Road will take the record for most weeks at number one in history. He will find out later today if he claims the record.
H/T: Daily Beast
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