After blazing the MTV VMAs stage with a high octane performance of his latest single, ‘Industry Baby,’ Sunday night (September 12), Lil Nas X was the name on many viewers’ lips.
That chatter only amplified once the ‘Old Town Road’ star captured the night’s top award and rode right into history books as a result!
See how inside:
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) September 13, 2021
Before its 2021 iteration, only two other Black men had won the #VMAs’ ‘Video of the Year’ trophy; Kendrick Lamar (2017) and The Weeknd (2020). Lil Nas X joined that exclusive club Sunday night when he bested Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion, DJ Khaled & Drake, Doja Cat & SZA, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran to nab the honor for his controversial ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ music video
As if that’s not enough to celebrate, the win also makes him the first openly gay act to ever win the award. Watch his hilarious acceptance speech above.
Click here to see the night’s full list of winners.