Lil Nas X Jokes About How He'd Celebrate Beating Mariah Carey's Billboard Record

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Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival at Empire Polo Field on April 28, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is currently tied for the record for most time spent atop the Billboard Hot 100, and on Friday (July 26) he joked about what he plans on doing if he breaks it.

"Instead of doing my usual crying in the bathtub for five hours, I'll cut it down to three," he deadpanned.

When asked by a TMZ reporter whether he plans to buy anything to celebrate, he responded more seriously, "I may buy Mariah Carey some roses and send them to her because I love her."

"Old Town Road" has spent 16 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, tied with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's "Despacito."