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Rap rookie Lil Nas X is living his best life and might just be “this” close to landing vocals from Kanye West. The hip-hop star hit up social media this week to show an unexpected connection to Mr. Yeezy himself.

Nas X went to Instagram Friday to shout-out Ye for – presumably – hooking him up with a pair of fresh signature sneakers.

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thank u yeezy!

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A few days ago, X blew fans’ minds with the release of his star-studded “Old Town Road” remix video premiere.

Earlier this month, the Southern rapper showed off his epic streaming stats.

Recently, X went to Instagram with a shot of himself hanging out alongside rap veteran DMX.