Atlanta Hip Hop artist Lil Nas X dropped off a new music video for his hit single “Panini” on Thursday (September 5).
The song comes from his recent 7 EP and first surfaced two months ago on his YouTube account with a looping video of robots featuring bright lights and lasers, serving as a potential hint for what was to come.
Now, the genre-blurring rapper’s vision has come to fruition with the Blade Runner-esque music video showcasing flying cars, bright holograms and plenty of other elements that could be plucked out of an episode of Black Mirror.
The Mike Diva-directed clip features actress Skai Jackson of Disney Channel fame as she goes through the futuristic city riding in cars and planes while attempting to get away from Nas X and his music, complete with a subtle nod to the famous Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.
The video has already caught fire, reaching No. 1 on YouTube’s trending page just a few hours after its release.
NUMBER 1 TREND ON YOUTUBE YALL WE DID IT!! 🤩🤩🤩
Lil Nas X – Panini (Official Video) https://t.co/URn6q2GQ4Y
— nope (@LilNasX) September 5, 2019
“Panini” is Nas X’s follow-up single to his breakout viral hit “Old Town Road,” a country-rap fusion that catapulted to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record breaking 19-week run.
In addition to his music, the 20-year-old has been continuing to make headlines recently with notable performances at the 2019 BET Awards and MTV VMAs, as well as his intense exchange with Kevin Hart on HBO’s The Shop.
Check out the “Panini” video above.