Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus Take Home Rap Favorite Song for ‘Old Town Road’ at 2019 AMAs
Cyrus could not be there to accept the award and enjoy the evening, so Lil Nas X took the stage solo to give the duo's acceptance speech. In a head-turning lime green neon suit (complete with shoulder pads and leopard print gloves), his initial reaction when reaching the mic was: "Finally!"
"You know first I want to say Megan [the presenter] is looking amazing and everybody. I want to say Taylor [Swift] killed it out here," Nas told the audience. "Sorry, you know, that Billy couldn't be here tonight — I love you, Billy."
The rapper took his big moment onstage to encourage others who might feel that their peak in life has already happened, saying: "I don't want to get too deep, but I want to say, whether you're like fifteen or thirty, fifty-five or whatever, if you feel like your moment has passed to know that it's [still] waiting for you."
Lil Nas X was also nominated for New Artist of the Year, as well as Collaboration of the Year, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Song - Pop/Rock for "Old Town Road" remix alongside Cyrus.
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