Lil Nas X is branching out into the world of video games. On Thursday (Sept. 15), video game League of Legends announced that the rapper has been named the game’s president, a role that will see him teaming up with the gaming franchise for “explosive” musical moments, special League champion skins, and a live Worlds performance for the games 180 million-plus user and fan base, according to a press release.
In addition to the “Call Me By Your Name” hitmaker’s new responsibilities, he’s celebrating the partnership by releasing a brand new song titled “STAR WALKIN’,” which is set to make its official debut on Sept. 23, just before the League World Championship kicks off on Sept. 29. During a Twitter Q&A, Lil Nas revealed that “STAR WALKIN'” will receive two videos: “1 from league and 1 from me.”
Speaking of becoming presidents, Lil Nas said in a statement, “I felt like it was time for me to try something new. I’ve left my mark on pop culture in so many ways, and now it’s time to take on the world of gaming. I will be the greatest president, of League of Legends, of all time. Also I’m going to make the best Worlds anthem of all time and put on the biggest, coolest, sexiest Worlds in the history of all Worlds!” He added, “‘STAR WALKIN’’ is the only song anyone is allowed to listen to from now on. Swag fr!”
The star also shared the news via Twitter with a hilarious video of him at the League of Legends HQ, where sits in a gilded office, making demands of his coworkers over the phone and stressing out his chief of staff over skin designs. Fans were also treated to a snippet of “STAR WALKIN'” in the video. League of Legends‘ office employees, on the other hand, were forced to listen to the song while getting beverages from the refrigerator, at the office’s printing station, and even in their personal car radios.
“If you could ever get tired of this song, you will get tired of this song. But you won’t get tired of it, because it’s so good,” Lil Nas teased in the video. In the snippet, he passionately sings, “Don’t ever say it’s over if I’m breathin’/ Racin’ to the moon light and I’m speedin’/ I’m headed to the stars/ Ready to go far/ I’m star walkin.'”
Up next for the League of Legends president is working with Riot Games to release a “Prestige Skin” for the League‘s newest champion “K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah.” Come November, Lil Nas X will be performing at the Worlds Opening Ceremony at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Nov. 5 just before the Worlds Final.
“Lil Nas X is the most electrifying name in music, so when he showed up at our headquarters and told us that he wanted to be President of League and join us throughout Worlds, we of course said ‘yes’,” Naz Aletaha, global head of League Esports for Riot Games, said. “We’ve all been blown away by his vision, passion, and undeniable style, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Worlds stage in San Francisco this November.”
Take a look at Lil Nas X’s time at the League of Legends HQ, where you can hear a clip of “STAR WALKIN’,” below.