Lil Nas X is among artists with the most VMA nominations this year, picking up eight in total for his “Old Town Road” collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus.
The 20-year-old Atlanta native, who’s been thrust into the spotlight this year, performed tonight, joining a star-studded list that included Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift. The rising star made a bold impression on the red carpet at the VMAs tonight, channeling Liberace. He stepped out in a shiny silver suit and ruffled shirt for an over-the-top, gender nonconforming look.
For footwear, the hit maker brought some country flair, choosing a pair of silver Western boots by Pskaufman.
At the BET Awards in June, Lil Nas X walked his first red carpet in a custom blue Pyer Moss suit with floral, leopard and plaid accents. His look was completed with a white cowboy hat, matching Western boots and a few pieces of jewelry.
Later that night, for his performance, the country rap hit maker changed into a head-turning black and yellow leather, Western-inspired look featuring fringe and stars. He topped things off with a black cowboy hat and yellow python boots.
Earlier this summer, Lil Nas X hit the stage with Cardi B at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert in a multicolored Air Jordan windbreaker, black distressed skinny jeans and black Nike AF1 sneakers with bright orange accents. And he rocked his usual cowboy hat.
Meanwhile, the up-and-comer took to Instagram to show off his signature style. He shared several snaps of himself posing in a colorful purple and blue outfit featuring a floral pattern and chunky white sneakers with velcro straps.
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