Lil Nas X's "Panini"

Lil Nas X's "Panini"

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About

"Panini" is a song by American rapper and recording artist Lil Nas X. The followup to Lil Nas X's hit song Old Town Road, "Panini" is the second single from Lil Nas X's EP 7.

Origin

On June 20th, 2019, Lil Nas X announced the release of his latest single, "Panini," and his EP 7. He captioned the post, "PANINI OUT NOW EARLY!!! EP DROPS TONIGHT!!!" Within in 24 hours, the post received more than 1.75 million views, 76,000 likes and 15,000 retweets (shown below).


Spread

That day, the video was posted on Lil Nas X's Vevo page on YouTube. The post received more than 3.3 million views in 24 hours.[1]

As the public began reacting to the song, Lil Nas X tweeted,[2] "panini is not about a sandwich." Additionally, he included an image from the American animated series Chowder. The post received more than 34,000 likes and 3,000 retweets in 24 hours (shown below, left).

Throughout the day, others shared memes and jokes about the song. Twitter[3] user @Iostiinjapan tweeted an image of the SnapChat Hotdog Filter and the caption "hey panini don’t u be a meanie." The tweet received more than 1,800 likes and 200 retweets in 24 hours (shown below, center). Twitter user @nicolesowdenofx tweeted a Finally, Some Good Fucking Food meme with the caption lil nas x: *releases panini early*." The post received more than 250 likes and 45 retweets in 24 hours (shown below, right).


nope @LiINasX panini is not about a sandwich 12:55 PM - 20 Jun 2019 hey panini don't u be a meanie 12:41 PM -20 Jun 2019 lil nas x: *releases panini early* me: delicious Finally, some good f------ food 12:38 PM - 20 Jun 2019

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted,[4] "Congrats on your new song @LilNasX! Love #Panini and can't wait for your EP to drop tonight! Crank it up y'all." The tweet received more than 18,000 likes and 1,000 retweets in 24 hours (shown below).

Several media outlets reported on the song, including The Daily Dot, [5] CNN.[6] The Fader,[7] Genius [8] and more.


Billy Ray Cyrus @billyraycyrus Congrats on your new song @LilNasX! Love #Panini and can't wait for your EP to drop tonight! Crank it up y'all smarturl.it/lilnasxpanini BOLENCE EM 1:42 PM -20 Jun 2019

Gordon Ramsay Remix

On June 20th, 2019, Lil Nas X[9] tweeted, "tryna get gordon ramsay on this panini remix" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 95,800 likes and 7,000 retweets in four days. Gordon Ramsay [10] responded by tweeting, "Tell me more…" (shown below, right). The tweet garnered over 624,900 likes and 111,200 retweets in four days.


nope @LiINasX tryna get gordon ramsay on this panini remix 1:03 PM - 20 Jun 2019 Gordon Ramsay @GordonRamsay Tell me more... nope @LiINasX tryna get gordon ramsay on this paninii remix 1:51 PM 20 Jun 2019

Twitter users responded with screenshots of Ramsay saying "Hey, Panini head, are you listening to me?" Twitter user @drxvelikeido[11] posted the Kitchen Nightmares screenshot and received over 5,700 likes and 100 retweets in four days.


carolina @drxvelikeido Replying to @LilNasX ima keep replying w this SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING Hey, panini head, are you listening to me? 1:07 PM 20 Jun 2019

That same day, Hulu's twitter account respond to the news by tweeting an idiot sandwich GIF shown below). The tweet gained over 500 likes in four days.




Various Examples


Ay Panini Dont you be a meanie || L 12:40 PM 20 Jun 2019 me listening to @lilnasx's #panini Smitty Wintour 12:01 PM - 20 Jun 2019 Panini lowkey go hard GIF 12:55 PM - 20 Jun 2019
@everyone who said @LilNasX is a 1 hit wonder #panini 3:05 PM -20 Jun 2019 Panera Bread Panera @panerabread BREAD how we look jamming to panini 2:51 PM - 20 Jun 2019 nope @LiINasX me after rhyming panini with meanie 5:10 PM 20 Jun 2019

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CrazyCal999
CrazyCal999

I can't believe how much I actually like this guy's music. It seems like the perfect situation for a jokey one-hit wonder that people only enjoy ironically but he's got actual talent and is becoming legitimately successful.

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