Billy Ray Cyrus and rapper Lil Nas X make a good team. Their record-breaking remix of X’s song “Old Town Road” is one of the best-selling singles of all time. And now Cyrus thinks the duo should take their act to the silver screen.
Cyrus tweeted at the rapper Thursday to wish him a happy 22nd birthday, congratulate him on his new hit song, and show off the plaque Cyrus received after their song went 14-times platinum. That’s the most ever for a single. And it’s an even more impressive feat in the streaming era.
But then Cyrus took a hard left turn. He suggested he and Lil Nas X, real name Montero Hill, should star in a western.
Cyrus has acted in television and film for years. Most famously he starred in Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus, as well as other family members. X doesn’t have any acting credits on his resume.
X hasn’t responded to Cyrus’ tweet.
Judge Blocks Sale ‘Satan Shoes’ linked to Lil Nas X
MSCHF Product Studio collaborated with Lil Nas X to create what they dubbed Satan Shoes. The shoes were tied to Lil Nas X’s new song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
In the controversial video for the song, the rapper gives the devil a lap dance before killing Satan and taking his place.
Nike sued the maker because the shoes, which claimed to have a drop of human blood in the insole, featured the Nike swoosh and were designed to look like Nike Air Max 97 sneakers. A federal judge sided with Nike and granted an injunction against selling the shoes, CNBC reported. Lil Nas X was not a defendant in the case.
MSCHF claimed to have produced 666 pairs of the shoes that sold for $1,018, a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible passage about Satan’s fall from grace. The shoes sold out less than a minuter after going on sale, Entertainment Weekly said.
The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with more than 24 million streams, Rolling Stone reported.