Area 51 raid: Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X and Lizzo lead celebs looking to storm secretive US Air Base

Megan C. Hills

On September 20, over 1.4 million people have vowed to storm and “naruto run” into Area 5, a mysterious American air base which some conspiracy theorists believe contains evidence of alien life.

As the event continues to spiral out of control on Facebook (prompting the US air force to actually state that it "stands ready" in the face of a potential wave), thousands of Area 51 memes have taken over Twitter.

Of course, it wasn’t long before Internet-savvy celebs - or maybe their social media teams - jumped on the extraterrestrial bandwagon.

While known Naruto superfan Michael B. Jordan has yet to confirm if he’s joining the raid, we don’t doubt he’s got his run down to a tee.

Here’s all the celebrities gearing up to “see them aliens."

Miley Cyrus (featuring guest star Selena Gomez)

The Malibu singer is seriously keen to storm Area 51, as the former Disney star shared not one but three posts. It was a whole narrative, starting with Cyrus sharing an image of herself and fellow Disney alum “on our way to Area 51” dressed as blue aliens.

After that, she shared a post of herself pressed up against a green alien in a bathroom selfie which she captioned, “that one time @ Area 51”.

And then the icing on the cake, Cyrus shared what would happen when she got into Area 51 - tweeting out a picture of herself snogging an alien and calling herself a “bad influence”.

Safe to say, Cyrus is into this.

Lil Nas X (featuring guest stars Keanu Reeves, Thanos, Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug and that Walmart kid Mason Ramsey)

Lil Nas proved himself probably the most tuned in celebrity on social media right now, giving the Internet what it didn’t know it needed but definitely wanted. Two meme worlds collided when he dropped yet another remix of his viral hit Old Town Road - only this one featured an animated music video depicting himself and a gang of celebs storming Area 51. Unsurprisingly, the remix called 'Old Town Raid' is already one of the top trending videos on YouTube.

The best moment of the entire video? Keanu Reeves dressed as Naruto for a split second, running headlong into the air force base.

Lil Nas also dropped yet another spicy meme, tweeting out a video of Thanos from Avengers captioned "me when one of the guards at area 51 try to stop me". You'll just have to click and listen to see how he'd handle the situation.

And then of course, because he couldn't resist, he dropped another one.

Okay, maybe just one more.


The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer solved the mystery of Area 51 by leaking what she called “exclusive footage from inside” the space on Twitter. As for what’s in it? A close up of the singer, decked out in blue makeup and looking otherworldly.

Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas isn’t usually the Jonas Brother we’d peg to be down with the kids, but he was right on the money when he shared a video of a “post-raid rave”.

Joking that the Jonas Brothers 'Happiness Begins' tour would make a stop at Area 51, he shared a video of an alien dancing in laser lights to the tune of one of their newest tracks.

Elon Musk

Musk shared a meme of a potential future dialogue that might take place after the Area 51 raid, in which a man asks an alien "Have you ever done DMT?" In response, the alien answers, "From this Solar System?"

Musk also gave his space travel business SpaceX a shout out, tweeting, "SpaceX has Area 59".

Desus Nice

Comedian Desus Nice tweeted out, "Are the aliens we're going to free from Area 51 invited to the cookout or nah?"


Reality star Snooki of Jersey Shore confirmed she would be joining the raid, saying, “Ok I’m in the Area 51 raid just to get Max Evans and Michael Guerin”.

Guy Fieri

Chef Guy Fieri proved himself a savvy businessman, as he tweeted out that he was expanding his cooking repertoire to suit Area 51's tastes. He tweeted, "Workin’ on some new recipes for the folks inside Area 51 [👽] The Radioactive Ribs are lookin’ goooooood [🔥] [🔥] [🔥]"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Although Ibrahimovic may be a mega sports star, he was asked to weigh in on an unusual topic on Thursday - Area 51. In a video shared on Twitter, the LA Galaxy football player was asked what was in Area 51 and promptly responded, "Not another Zlatan. That's for sure."

He later continued, "I have my own area 51."