With a pair Grammys already on him, Lil Nas X went into Sunday’s Grammys with 4 nominations.
The 22-year-old rapper additionally hit the stage on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas to carry out an exhilarating medley of hits off his debut album Montero. Carrying a glittery black cloak, he opened his set with “Useless Proper Now” earlier than becoming a midriff-baring outfit for his No. 1 hit “Montero (Name Me By Your Identify).”
As tweets and soundbites from his critics appeared on display, Nas and his male dancers commanded the stage whereas performing choreographed strikes in entrance of a damaged statue of Nas’ head.
After one other outfit change—this time a Michael Jackson-inspired jacket—he introduced down the home with a rousing efficiency of “Business Child” with Jack Harlow.
Regardless of not profitable any Grammys in the course of the pre-telecast, Nas was nonetheless a winner on the pink carpet, turning heads in a customized Balmain look.
In the course of the pre-show, Harlow defended his collaborator towards his detractors. “He’s trailblazing a monitor that’s unhappy it needs to be trailblazed. I feel it’s wonderful,” he advised E! Information. “He’s innovating the sport and it’s recent, it’s highly effective, and it’s obligatory, so I adore it.”