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:
.@LilNasX takes home the 🏆 for #VMA Video Of The Year! pic.twitter.com/Im2sGgNqZY
— 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.
Yaassssss all your bum ass haters can seethe at home cause they ain’t booking the VMAs stage again! Congrats LNX 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
LGBT yasssssssss 🏳️🌈 BUT I can’t watch the performance as I fear it may be too far? (Whether gay or straight!) But I love my gays, I love my straights, I love EVERYBODY! Sexuality should be a non-factor. But ew regardless of gender or sexuality, please don’t spread promiscuity when as people we are ALL worth so much more! ❤️
What a dumb comment.
Makes me wonder who was the first “openly straight” person to win the VOY AWARD. It was probably MJ but I don’t remember MJ ever “coming out” and announcing to everyone and their deceased ancestors that he was “straight” *Kanye Shrugs*
Michael NEVER won Video of the year didn’t the article mentioned ONLY two black men ever won video of the year n Michael wasn’t one of them!
@Diabetes Unbothered. You Dumb A** Ni@@a.
Straight people do not need to come out as “straight.” It is assumed everyone is straight until they come out. That’s it how works.
He forgot to thank Satan for his win 👿
loooool I’m dead!
Yawn…. Lil Nas X is lame and this award was undeserved. MTV is a leader in pumping degenerate propaganda to young people so this isn’t a surprise.
I second this comment.
“You talking so much séx! But you nah tell the youts bout ÁÏDS! And you nah tell them of CONSEQUENCE, no!”
He isn’t the first gay rapper to win a VMA. Pretty sure theirs been a lot of them but they never said it publicly… as someone one has wendy Williams “who’s the gay rapper”
TLC were the first black artist to win that award
These dudes just can’t be regular schmegular gay, they have to be extra over the top gay…it’s ok to be gay and masculine..every time a boy (or man) comes out the closet they don’t always have to go the feminine route. We need more masculine gay representation bc Nas X, Billy Porter ain’t it.
Who tf are you to tell people what level of themselves they can or should be. Just because you have chosen to be regular and blend into the background doesn’t mean he or anyone else has to. No one has to adjust how they live their life to make you comfortable.
Every gay is not that feminine nor represent themselves similar to females so I don’t see anything wrong with the criticism
Lil Nas loves the attention and I can’t help but wonder is that why gays wear flashy s*** like that? Is it for the attention? I’ve never understood.
I honestly am proud of him but it makes it extra hard on gays that aren’t starving for attention like he is. Purely selfish if you ask me.
I like this kid! hahaha
outkast were the first black men to win in that catagory