In the video for Lil Nas X’s Rodeo, the popular out musician channels his inner Michael Jackson (via the Thriller era) and features a plethora of horror movie references, including Saw, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream, Vampire in Brooklyn, Blade, and The Matrix, to name a few.
Also while Cardi B makes a cameo on the audio version of the track, unfortunately she doesn’t appear in the video. Instead, we get the Grammys performance version of the song, featuring hip hop icon Nas, which was a nice surprise, since Lil Nas X took his name from Queensbridge’s very own lyrical genius.
Who knows, if Cardi could have been part of the video she could have channeled Salma Hayek in From Dusk Til Dawn.
Check out the video, which was directed by Bradley & Pablo, below…