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Published: Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 9:54 AM
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — As fans continue to show love to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the singer made a special appearance at one elementary school.
According to Cleveland.com, the rapper saw a video posted on Twitter by Lander Elementary School principal Felecia Evans May 23. In the clip, fifth-graders dance and sing along to the rapper’s chart-topping single, which got mainstream attention after Billboard removed it from the country charts in March.
“I love my job,” Evans wrote. “We ended our 5th grade talent show today with the whole school dancing and celebrating...together!!”
Lil Nas X took notice, retweeting the video and writing, “When they want a free show.”
when they want a free show https://t.co/a0rYdfZZAK— nope (@LilNasX) May 23, 2019
Less than a week later, the rapper showed up to perform on Wednesday with staff from Complex magazine.
The students erupted in cheers, screams and surprise as the 20-year-old musician appeared on stage at the school’s gym.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” Evans told WKYC. “Lil Nas made this happen for our students and they will never forget it! I am thankful for an amazing staff at Lander and our Mayfield Heights Safety forces who went above and beyond to make this happen. I couldn’t imagine a better way to end our school year.”
At the end of the performance, Lil Nas X tossed out some stuffed toy horses to the students.
Take a look at the performance below.