Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” was once a wholesome family affair, give or take a few PG-rated bars. Such is most certainly not the case for CupcakKe’s bawdy rendition, which skews closer to X on the rating spectrum. CupcakKe has long made an artform out of lyrical pornography, never sparing a single detail where he sexcapades are concerned. Today, it would appear she saw an opportunity and seized it like only she can. And like that, “Old Town Road” became “Old Town Hoe,” the likes of which the wild west has never seen.
In an interesting twist of fate enough, CupcakKe has her work cut out for her on this go-around. Lil Nas X’s lyrics and melodic flow lend themselves well to a hyper-sexualized variant, beginning with the title’s own wordplay. “Once he paid my rent, we been fu*kin’ ever since,” she croons. “When he finger me, he gotta wear an oven mitt.” Should such fantasies be up your alley, allow yourself room to indulge in CupcakKe’s Westworldian vision.