Lil Nas X hits up national TV.
On Sunday night (June 23), the ascendant rap star hit the stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre accompanied by Billy Ray Cyrus and a pair of horses to perform at the 2019 BET Awards. Venturing out onto the stage with his now-trademark cowboy hat, Nas X delivered an epic performance of his breakout single, “Old Town Road.”
Nas X’s BET Awards performance arrives days after he unloaded 7, a debut EP that pretty much consummated his presence as a legit rap star. A versatile project, 7 is an entertaining glance of the Georgia rapper’s stylistic range and a sign of things to come. Speaking with XXL back in April, the rapper said he hadn’t been at the whole music thing for that long.
“Music literally came along after that account got suspended, like two, three, two years ago maybe,” Nas X explained at the time. “When I started my new account, it was more authentically me just being me, which is how I used that to my advantage to blow up. The music came along, and at first, I didn’t incorporate my online personality with music. I was just trying to be me online, but musically, [I was] just whatever I thought people wanted to hear from me. Later on, I just started to do whatever felt right.”
See a clip of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ epic performance for yourself just below.