Charli XCX and poppers. Never thought we’d see those two words together.
Gay twitter and news sources are currently in a dizzy spell after pop singer Charli XCX was recorded holding a bottle of poppers, Rush, and yelling “Gay rights!” in a store. The video itself is only one second long and honestly, its both confusing… and weirdly empowering?
I’m holding on to this bottle of Rush until my dying breath pic.twitter.com/zkCtdaxdFt
— Bobby (@BobbysByline) September 15, 2019
All jokes aside, the general randomness of the video is making it go viral online and on gay media sites. But thankfully, a writer named Bobby Caruso gave us a little insight into the situation.
Caruso later posted two pictures of himself and the singer in what appears to be a music store. The two took a photo together and Caruso shows that Charli XCX took the time to sign a bottle of poppers.
“This is iconic tbh” she replied after he posted the photos.
This is iconic tbh
— Charli (@charli_xcx) September 15, 2019
Wondering whether Charli XCX knew what she was holding or just made the video as a confused statement? Know that the singer is completely in on the joke.
“Imagine if I made XCX poppers,” she tweeted in May, according to Out. So perhaps, this was just a small publicity stunt before the singer goes out into her next business venture. Probably not, but we wouldn’t be surprised.
Sources: OUT Magazine