Honestly, it kind of makes sense. One of the most boundary-pushing pop stars, Lil Nas X, recently met the most famous furry in the world, and fans of both are loving life because of it.
For those that don’t know, Sonicfox made a name for themselves by being incredibly good at fighting games. Like seriously, Sonicfox is a legend in the esports world. They also happen to be “Black. Nonbinary. Furry. Queer.” according to their Twitter bio.
For the uninitiated, Furries are people who create an animal character for themselves that they identify with strongly. They wear elaborate costumes with ears and tails, and people from all over the world participate.
Lil Nas X has also made no secret of his love of video games, recently releasing a song called “STAR WALKIN’,” the official League of Legends Worlds anthem. It was maybe inevitable that these two superstars would cross paths one day. And cross paths they did.
Last night, SonicFox and Nix on Ice posted a photo of themselves getting ready to see the famous singer. “Just two non binary cuties going to see Lil Nas X,” the caption said.
Then something pretty cool happened during the concert. Lil Nas X recognized Sonic and called out to them from the stage. Someone actually captured the moment it happened. It’s an adorable off-the-cuff moment where Nas X seems genuinely surprised.
“Oh my god Sonic,” he said. “Oh my God.” Now if that was it would still be a great interaction. But that was not it. The singer then invited SonicFox onstage, which people also graciously captured.
And it wasn’t just SonicFox, either.
It’s hard to describe just how much of a pioneer Lil Nas X has been and continues to be for much-maligned groups, including furries. There has never been a pop star with so much pull paying so much attention to ancillary groups.
The move also incited some discussion within the furry lifestyle as to whether the attention from the singer is good or bad. Race was also brought up.
Someone else pointed out how on-brand it is for the singer.
Whatever side of the coin you land on, Lil Nas X has opened up a conversation no one knew we needed to have. We’ll keep you posted if anything else develops.