Report: Lil Nas X Nixed Proposed Pete Buttigieg Collaboration with BuzzFeed

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 25: Lil Nas X performs on stage during Internet Live By BuzzFeed at Webster Hall on July 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed)
Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed

Singer Lil Nas X turned down a BuzzFeed plan to team up with Mayor Pete Buttigieg to perform his hit country song “Old Town Road,” according to reports.

BuzzFeed hosted a talent variety show on Thursday night featuring musicians, Internet celebrities, and the stars of Jersey Shore.

The Daily Beast reported that Lil Nas X nixed the idea as he did not want to align with a political candidate in the Democrat primary.

Buttigieg did not appear at the event, but Mayor Bill de Blasio did attend the event and was interviewed by BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

Buttigieg appears to be a fan of Lil Nas X, praising the singer for coming out as gay in June for Pride Month.

“As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him standing in his truth as a member of the LGBTQ community,” he wrote. “Welcome to the family!”

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