Lil Nas X Glitters Like Liberace at MTV VMAs in a Silver Suit & Western Boots

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.

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Lil Nas X wears a silver suit with cowboy boots at the MTV VMAs.
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A close-up look at Lil Nas X’s shoes.
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For footwear, the hit maker brought some country flair, choosing a pair of silver Western boots by Pskaufman.

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Lil Nas X performs at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
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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.

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Lil Nas X wearing Pyer Moss at the BET Awards.
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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.

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Lil Nas X wearing a bright yellow and black look complete with python cowboy boots at the BET Awards.
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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.

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Lil Nas X sporting an Air Jordan windbreaker with black and orange Nike AF1 sneakers at Hot 97’s Summer Jam music festival.
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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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