If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Lil Nas X, the rapper behind “Industry Baby,” knows how to put on a show!
On September 12, Lil Nas X returned to the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time in two years, and he did not disappoint.
Inside Brooklyn’s own Barclays Center, the 22-year-old rapper performed his most recent smash singles, “Industry Baby” and “Call Me By Your Name.”
He took the stage wearing a high school band uniform before stripping down, removing his top, and dancing in a pair of bright pink leggings.
Lil Nas X then stripped down even further after being joined by Jack Harlow, to nothing but a pair of glittery pink boxer briefs.
He then proceeded to grip his crotch and hump the air in a sensual, choreographed dance in a makeshift jail shower – it was all we could have hoped for and more! Interested in seeing what we’re talking about? Just take a look at the video below.
my jaw? on the FLOOR. @LilNasX just KILLED it with @JackHarlow 🔥 #VMAs pic.twitter.com/Z54jXXP2E2
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) September 13, 2021
This isn’t the first time Lil Nas X has dazzled a crowd with an enthralling performance. He made headlines in June when he kissed his male backup dancer, Yai Ariza, during a performance of “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” at the 2021 BET Awards.
Of course, we can’t forget Lil Nas X’s appearance on Saturday Night Live in May, when he shredded his leather pants and danced on a stripper pole. As previously stated, this dude knows how to put on a show.
Were y’all feelin Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s #VMAs performance? pic.twitter.com/Rx0RrVPiik
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 13, 2021
Lil Nas X was nominated for five awards going into the ceremony. This evening, Camila Cabello, Lorde, Machine Gun Kelly, and Olivia Rodrigo joined the VMAs in honoring the best music videos from the previous year.