Reaching new heights with “STAR WALKIN’”: Behind the scenes of Riot and Lil Nas X’s collabotion

On Sept. 15, Lil Nas X took over Riot Games and the League of Legends community as their self-elected “president” through a series of gold-filled comedic skits. When Nas visited Riot’s headquarters to film the three sketches as part of the pretend takeover, he had everyone on set laughing between takes. Whenever there was a break in filming these sketches, the global pop artist would ride his bike over to the LCS studios and become engrossed in the matches to the point where Riot’s producers had to pull him back to set to film again.

But his fictitious presidency and frequent bike rides were just the beginning of a collabotion that would reach new heights on both sides.