Lil Nas X is no stranger to internet goofs and pranks. At least once a week, he tweets that he’s no longer gay (and was merely playing), shows his bare chest like Doja Cat, and talks about having a secret girlfriend who is too shy to appear on camera during his IG Lives.
And now, the “Old Town Road” singer has used Twitter’s newest feature to pull off the ultimate prank.
What’s Twitter’s new feature?
FYI, Twitter is rolling out a new feature to make conversations on the platform more personal and curated, and seed out all those random “Reply Guys.” According to TechCrunch, when you create a tweet, you’ll be able to choose who can reply to it—everyone, people you follow or only people who were mentioned in the Tweet.
Think of it like a private publicly viewed conversation, or, a way to say something without an angry stan or rando sliding into your chat and dropping a K-Pop fancam (don’t @ me, I love BTS & BLACKPINK.)
The feature is currently still in its early days and tested by a few people, including Mr. Nas X.
Which Leads Us To Lil Nas X’s Latest Prank
So, what did the comedic cowboy and internet famous goofer do with this power? With this ability to create truly personalised conversations between him and the people he follows: Grimes, Elon Musk, Orville Peck, Nicki Minaj, a bunch of his fans and an absurd and cursed Shrek-themed shitposting account?
Well, uh, he pranked them all, ofc. Lil Nas X tweeted, “Feeling generous. Sending everybody who replies to this $100.” And, ofc, set the tweet to “no one can reply.”
This isn’t the first time Lil Nas X has offered to send money to fans. Earlier this year, the queer country rapper tweeted for people to reply with their CashMoney app, so he can send them some money to survive during this self-isolation period. Only, ofc, this time people couldn’t actually reach out to him and were absolutely McFucking losing it.
me when lil nas x never gives me the 100$ pic.twitter.com/fPKXVNni07— perry 😎 (@ihaveswag32) May 20, 2020
HOW DID LIL NAS X MAKE IT TO WHERE NO ONE CAN REPLY— isabel⁷ (@FlLTHYSUSHl) May 20, 2020
I will never grow tired of Lil Nas X’s deadpan bits. I have and will continue to stan (and not be able to tell him how much I love him because he’s set his tweets to no replies).
Me returning to the group chat after emotionally self-isolating for two months, ignoring the 600+ messages and ten tags:
i’m still here guys— nope (@LilNasX) March 25, 2020