Lil Nas X has proven once again he’s the king of social media, inviting his celebrity friends in on his latest viral video.
At Variety‘s Hitmakers Brunch over the weekend, the “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” singer had fellow attendees pass around his phone to lip sync with the viral “BING BONG” video. Olivia Rodrigo, Jack Harlow, Avril Lavigne, Chloe Bailey, Normani, Tinashe and Anittta voiced over the “Bing Bong” bit from TikTok’s sidetalknyc. The musicians voiced over a catchphrase popularized by the New York Knicks fans in a quick clip — that has since gone viral with over 37 million views since hitting the platform.
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At the Variety event in Los Angeles, Lil Nas X was presented with the Innovator of the Year Award by Chloe Bailey, who opened with a moving tribute that celebrated her pal as a “once in a generation” artist who has changed “the world for the better,” People reports.
Joking during his acceptance speech, the Lil Nas X teased that he doesn’t care who he offends with his music saying, “It’s been like a pretty crazy year. It’s been a pretty fun year. I had a lot of fun pissing people off.”
“I’m kidding,” he added. “This year took a lot of mental strength for me just to even continue to keep pushing after my debut reached such a high place so, so quickly, and it’s very scary to try to follow up and keep it going. But I came out. I was myself. I did what I needed to do. I put effort into every single part of my career. And I’m super thankful for this award.”