Students at Lander Elementary School in Mayfield Heights, Ohio got the surprise of the school year this week. And it all started with a tweet from principal Felecia Evans!

Following an absolutely adorable performance of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” during a student talent show, the elementary school principal tweeted a clip of the cute kiddos—tagging the song’s star.

Lil Nas X saw the tweet and the video, answering back, “when they want a free show.” Evans replied to the tweet with a direct message and the rest is history. Not only was the principal able to keep the exchange (and impending performance) a secret from her students and teachers, but she also shielded Lil Nas X’s planned visit from the media.

Evans told BuzzFeed News, “The day before, the media had contacted me and I said, ‘Unfortunately, we’re not going to make it work.” of course, this was far from true. During an end of the year magic show the principal announced she had one more magic trick for her students—Lil Nas X!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Lil Nas X via Instagram 



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