The Brief: When music artist, Lil Nas X, announced his upcoming "Old Town Road" music video, the internet didn't waste any time memeing a still-image from said video.

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Hang on to your (cowboy) hats!

Yee Haw fans rejoiced when Lil Nas X, the voice behind “Old Town Road”, announced that the BillBoard Hot 100 song would be getting a music video. He made his announcement via Twitter with a still-image, assumingly from the music video.

Lil Nas X’s song “Old Town Road” went viral earlier this year when it was used for a popular TikTok meme, titled the YeeHaw Challenge. It is perhaps the song that jumpstarted the internet’s current obsession with cowboy-related memes and content.

What with the popularity of this song, it’s no surprise that the memes soon followed.

https://twitter.com/XOSiren_/status/1128157607619854336

https://twitter.com/orutraaa/status/1128110845362343936

In some iterations, the meme conveys a sense of emptiness or depth perception. Most versions are simply captioned for LOLs.

https://twitter.com/UziBetter/status/1128108569180553218

This Twitter user’s meme roasts a certain NSFW Ant-Man vs. Thanos theory.

More than one gamer interpreted the meme as a video game.


This user went as far to design their own movie poster.

Funnily enough, there have been a number of memes and responses pointing out the similarities between Lil Nas X’s photo and the movie poster for 2003 film, Holes.

Talk about a #TBT!

It seems this music video is exactly what fans of the song have been begging for. There are a few existing music videos for “Old Town Road” including the Red Dead Redemption version..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ho88VXJTBg

And another with emojis.