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Lil Nas X’s New Video Is About the Futility of Trying to Escape Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X’s single “Panini,” so named in honor of the character from Chowder, is about fans who love you when you’re up and coming but cool off once you actually arrive.

Lil Nas X has certainly arrived now that “Old Town Road” spent a record 19 weeks as No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. A new video for “Panini” looks more 2049 than 2019, but it captures the rapper’s radio ubiquity in our own time as it imagines a future in which he’s literally inescapable.

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