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Lil Nas X Sports Vintage Elton John for Their Uber Eats Collaboration

Elton John and Lil Nas X
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The pioneering queer musicians playfully banter with one another for a series of Uber Eats ads. 

Lil Nas X pays homage to vintage Elton John's feathered glam look in their Uber Eats collaboration. Renowned for his outlandish costumes at the time, John debuted the Bob Mackie design when he performed "Crocodile Rock" on The Muppet Show in the early 1970s.

Elton John

In one of a series of ads for Uber Eats, John sports a hot pink suit while Nas lounges in a replica of the costume comprised of feathers and oversized rose-tinted sunglasses. Noticing Nas's costume, John says, "You look amazing."

"No, you look amazing," Nas responds before the two shower each other with thank-yous.

Another ad in the series has the two trailblazers on children's coin-operated rides (John on a rocket for "Rocket Man" and Nas on a purple pony (a nod to his hit "Old Town Road") discussing what they've ordered for dinner. In it they have a back-and-forth over British colloquialisms for money when John claims he doesn't have any to pay for his order.

Yet another ad for the food delivery company sees John and Nas in a back and forth over ordering mayonnaise as a side for French fries.

"A little judgy," John says of Nas, who disapproves of the food choice.

"That's weird," says Nas while sporting a purple wig from circa the 1760s.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.