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    Someone On Reddit Just Pointed Out That Lil Nas X Survived The Snap And I'm Grinning Like A Fool

    What is life without "Old Town Road"?

    A long time ago (2019), in a galaxy (MCU) far, far away, Thanos took over the world and wiped out half of the Earth's population in "The Snap."

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    🚨 Warning: massive Marvel spoilers ahead!!! 🚨

    It was one of the biggest reckonings of the MCU and has constantly left many Marvel nerds (me) wondering which characters did and didn't survive.

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    After Black Widow's release in July, many fans began to speculate that beloved Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) didn't survive The Snap, hence Natasha's willingness to sacrifice herself in Avengers: Endgame to bring her back.

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    Well now, we have a new CONFIRMED Snap survivor: Lil Nas X.

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    No, technically he's not part of the MCU, but he's part of our hearts.

    So, how do we know? Well, in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, there's a karaoke montage, right?

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    Katy and Shang-Chi drunkenly sing a bunch of hit songs in a San Francisco bar, ONE of which is "Old Town Road." Obviously, we all know the artist behind "Old Town Road" is Lil Nas X.

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    Well, Reddit user u/LegendofConner just pointed out that this confirms Lil Nas X survived The Snap.

    Reddit figured out that Lil Nas X survived The Snap due to the events of #ShangChi πŸ˜‚

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    If you're still confused how this proves anything, let's review the timeline. In 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is released. This is when Thanos does The Snap and wipes out half of Earth's population.

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    In 2019, Lil Nas X releases "Old Town Road."

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    A banger.

    Then, *enter Shang-Chi and Katy singing karaoke* in a bar, most likely in 2023. We know this because the film references post-Blip life a few times, including this scene where Bruce Banner's hologram is wearing a sling.

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    Bruce gets the sling in Avengers: Endgame when he uses the Infinity Gauntlet to bring back everyone that was dusted five years after their initial disappearance. Since he's wearing the sling in Shang-Chi, we can assume it's still the year 2023.Β 

    IDK about you, but knowing one of the greatest gifts to music (and satire) survived The Snap is great news for me, and Lil Nas X seems to be equally as shocked.

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    Even if this all did take place in a fictional universe.

    I personally love imagining a world in which one year after one of the most horrific events in history, a 19-year-old rapper decided to release a country-rap crossover song.

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    My only wish now is for Lil Nas X to make a quick cameo in the next Marvel movie.

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