Lil Nas X entered Sunday’s Grammys with four nominations.
The 22-year-old rapper also took to the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to sing an exciting mix of hits from his debut album Montero. Wearing a glittering black cape, he opened his set with “Dead Right Now” before switching to a midriff-baring outfit for his #1 hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
While his critics’ tweets and sound bits appeared on the screen, Nas and his male dancers directed the scene while performing choreographed gestures in front of a broken statue of Nas’s head.
After another change of clothes – this time with Jack Harlow, who was wearing a Michael Jackson-inspired jacket – he broke the stage with his performance of “Industry Baby.”
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Lil and Jack Harlow Dazzled in Their Outfits
Although he didn’t win a Grammy before the broadcast, Nas turned heads in a special Balmain look, winning the red carpet. Before the show, Harlow defended his collaborator against his opponents. “He’s tracking down a track that’s sad because his tracks need to be tracked. I think it’s incredible,” he told E! News. “It refreshes the game and it’s fresh, strong and necessary, so I love it.”
Nas x Teases ‘MONTERO’ Deluxe Album With Rihanna, Tyler The Creator
Lil Nas X sent fans into a frenzy with his latest tweet.
On April Fools’ Day Friday, the rapper announced the release of the deluxe edition of his debut album Montero tonight with superstar guests including Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Tyler, The Creator, NBA YoungBoy and Saucy Santana.
“Montero DELUXE’s (featuring Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Creator Tyler, NBA Youngboy, Saucy Santana and more!) YOU’LL BE YOURSELF TONIGHT AT 7P EST!” he tweeted.
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