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Lil Nas X Is All the Way Here For These Black Cowboys Protesting on Horseback

Lil Nas X
Miller Mobley

Lil Nas X photographed on Aug. 30, 2019 at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy in New York. 

Lil Nas X took to Twitter on Tuesday (June 2) to share his reaction to a popular video from the Black Lives Matter protests happening in Texas.

"The time has arrived," the rapper captioned his gleeful retweet of the viral video, which features a group of at least a dozen Black cowboys riding up to the protests on horseback.

As the modern-day cowboys -- who reportedly belong to the Houston, Tex.-based urban trail-riding club known as the Nonstop Riders -- triumphantly crest a hill with their fists raised, cheers can be heard erupting from the surrounding crowd of protestors.

(As it turns out, Lil Nas X wasn't the only country star obsessed with the clip. Kacey Musgraves also retweeted the the video, writing "HERE FOR THIS" in all caps.)

LNX's on-brand tweet of the viral moment came the same day he questioned the veracity #BlackoutTuesday, a social media blackout which saw a proliferation of black squares take over many users' Instagram feeds. It prompted him to express to his fans that going silent for a day in the middle of the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality "is the worst idea ever."

Check out LNX and Musgraves' reactions to the Black Lives Matter cowboys below.