Lil Nas X picks up 4 Billboard Music Awards and promises us Nasvember
Lil Nas X had 13 nominations for the Billboard Music Awards, and walked away with four – all celebrating the chart success of Old Town Road, his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus.
The Billboard Music Awards distribute honours based on chart performance, factoring in album and digital sales, touring, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement. This year’s honours track music from March 23, 2019, to March 14, 2020.
Looking gorgeous in a Gucci snakeskin-print green suit with pussy-bow shirt, Lil Nax X kept his acceptance speech short and sweet at the virtual ceremony.
“Thank you to everybody. Thank you to Billy Ray Cyrus. I want everybody to be on the lookout next month for Nasvember. It’s going to go crazy. In 2021, I’m dropping the greatest album of all time. I love you goodnight.”
The coming out story
At the peak of his fame, Lil Nas X came out in one of the most nonchalant ways possible.
“Deadass thought I made it obvious…” he Tweeted, along with an image of the song’s artwork – a rainbow-coloured skyscraper.
“It was something I was considering just never doing ever, just taking to the grave or something, but I don’t want to live my entire life not doing what I want to do…” explained Lil Nas X, subsequently explaining in media interviews why he decided to publicly discuss his sexuality as a gay man. “I’m also opening doors for more people.”
Is Lil Nas X dating?
“I’m dating someone right now…” Lil Nas X revealed in an interview CR Men, published in October. “We’re not in a relationship yet, but it’s been on and off for the past few months. I’m maybe going to try to go steady this time.”
“I feel like if I put any guy solo in a picture with me, we’re automatically dating…” added Lil Nas X. “One time, I was sitting in Subway with my brother, and then a few hours later was a headline – ‘Lil Nas X and his boyfriend eating Subway to celebrate 17 weeks at number one.”