“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.
the time has arrived https://t.co/gI1GKRFOrm
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) June 2, 2020
HERE FOR THIS https://t.co/Fxm9VJxonn
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) June 2, 2020