‘Old Town Road’ Rapper Lil Nas X Surprises Billy Ray Cyrus With Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

But hold your horses, the manufacturer-issued Michigan license plates tell us a very different story.

byChris Tsui| PUBLISHED May 24, 2019 11:43 AM
‘Old Town Road’ Rapper Lil Nas X Surprises Billy Ray Cyrus With Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

If you happened to turn on the radio or interacted with young people at all in the past little while, you've probably heard "Old Town Road," a weirdly addicting and slightly hilarious country/rap track from somebody named Lil Nas X and featuring Miley Cyrus' father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Despite a setback regarding its place on Billboard's country charts, "Old Town Road" has apparently been dominating the airwaves (are airwaves still a thing?), shattering records left and right.

To celebrate the song's success, Mr. Nas X has allegedly gifted his partner-in-crime, Billy Ray Cyrus, an actual "Maserati sports car"—just like in the song. Specifically, the same red GranTurismo Convertible that shows up in the song's masterpiece of a music video, excuse me, "Official Movie."

In a completely spontaneous Instagram video that definitely wasn't staged or part of an embedded marketing ploy by delivery service Postmates and/or Maserati, the 20-year-old rapper personally delivers the exotic Italian convertible to Billy Ray's Los Angeles front door, Pimp My Ride Xzibit-style. Also, for what it's worth, we spotted manufacturer-issued Michigan plates on the Maserati "gifted" to Cyrus, leading us to believe this is either a temporary ride until Cyrus "commissions" his own, or this is all a publicity stunt.

Because we know you're wondering, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible has an MSRP of at least $150,980. Definitely an expensive ride to the average American, but to somebody of Billy Ray Cyrus' stature it's probably more of a "nice gesture." Although, this particular GranTurismo may very well be worth quite a bit more than its original list price thanks to its appearance in a video that has been, as of this writing, viewed 63 million times.