In the age of collaboration, even presidential candidates want to jump on the wagon. South Bend’s gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg, saw an opportunity when Lil Nas X came out as gay at the end of Pride Month. X is gay and he’s got a hit. Buttigieg wanted in. It makes even more sense when you see the list of X’s collaborators; Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, BTS and Dolly Parton. But Lil Nas X wasn’t having any of it. While he is not personally opposed to Pete Buttigieg, he said he doesn’t want to be seen as supporting any particular Presidential candidate, even if he’s a gay comrade.
It was all supposed to happen at an Internet Live event on July 25th. But after Mayor Pete heard X wasn’t attending the event, he decided to not attend either. “Old Time Road” has been on Rolling Stone’s top 100 chart for 20 weeks. That’s the kind of accomplishment that attracts attention.