Lil Nas X burst onto the music scene in 2019 with his hit single “Old Town Road.” In the years since then, the Gen Z rapper has become increasingly comfortable with expressing himself publicly and advocating for the Black and LGBTQ communities. And now, he’s been rewarded for his work.
On October 20, 2021, Lil Nas was honored in his home city of Atlanta with a proclamation that October 20 was “Lil Nas X Day.” It was done by mayoral candidate Antonio Brown, a member of the Atlanta City Council.
Lil Nas X was visibly moved as he took the stage. “Thank you all for being here. This is incredible,” he said. “I’m not gonna cry. Shout out to Atlanta. I know a lot of you probably didn’t know I’m from Atlanta… I’m from the A. But seriously, this is amazing. I would not have imagined I would be here four years ago when I was at my sister’s house sleeping on the floor… This is incredible.”
October 20th has officially been declared ‘Lil Nas X day’ in his hometown of Atlanta, in recognition of the rapper and his influence. pic.twitter.com/jWgOn1egou
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 21, 2021