Lil Nas X reacts to a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan theory that he endure Thanos’ Avengers: Infinity War snap that eradicated half of all life in the universe. The 22-year-old American rapper originally entered the public eye with the nation rap mixture “Old Town Road” in late 2018, which is presently one of the most mind-blowing selling singles in music history. His presentation collection, Montero, is booked to drop on Friday, September 17.
Presently, because of a scene in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, one fan has a theory about Lil Nas X. Following a day of functioning as valets, Shaun/Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy (Awkwafina) head to a karaoke bar, and the two are shown shakily belting out Lil Nas X’s previously hit. Their night out happens post-Endgame, however in this theory, the existence of “Old Town Road” is the indisputable evidence that demonstrates the rapper endure Thanos’ snap. Lil Nas X has seen the theory, and he appears to be really persuaded:
The film Shang-Chi’s spot in the MCU timeline would for sure set it in either 2023 or 2024, and however Lil Nas X delivered “Old Town Road” in December 2018, the theory’s rationale actually tracks: for Shang-Chi and Katy to be singing a melody that came out after Thanos’ snap, the artist behind it probably endure. There is another chance, in any case, that may be a far better fit. On the off chance that Lil Nas X was snapped away and returned unaltered five years after the fact, he might have delivered “Old Town Road” after the occasions of Endgame. That would mean his previously hit delivered in 2023 or ’24 all things considered, so it could in any case be beating the Billboard Hot 100 when Shaun and Katy line it up.
Obviously, it’s impossible Shang-Chi chief Destin Daniel Cretton and co. were thinking on this level when they picked the melody, however realizing MCU fandom’s affection for coherence, it’s entirely possible. The absolute most fun pieces of worldbuilding in Marvel motion pictures originate from producers thinking about what the Avengers’ existence would mean for regular day to day existence, for example, the Captain America PSA recordings in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It will be intriguing to see which superstar fans will actually want to put in the MCU timeline next.