Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus At The 2019 BET Awards
The “Old Town Road” duo appeared together at the 2019 BET Awards in style.
The artists showed up at the blue carpet with a matching cowboy getup. Lil Nas X went for a daring look with a bright blue cropped blazer with contrasting patterned collars. For the pants, he wore matching bright blue pants with the same contrasting patterns on the sides of the legs. The rapper completed the look with a white cowboy hat and white shoes.
Billy Ray Cyrus posed next to the rapper with, what seems to be, his usual choice of clothing. The country singer wore a black leather jacket some patches and red detailing. Underneath, he wore a classic black t-shirt.
For bottoms, he wore denim pants. Unlike Lil Nas X, Cyrus did not match the colors of his hat and shoes. He wore a cream-colored hat and brown and black cowboy boots. Cyrus tied the look together with some silver necklaces and rings.
Although the duo did not get nominated for any awards, they were able to perform on the show. They were nominated in the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Collaboration and R&B Hip-Hop Song. Lil Nas X was nominated for the Single Male Artist category.
Their song, “Old Town Road” spent 11 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 as No.1. This makes the song the longest running No.1 hit of 2019.
Lil Nas X came out during the last hours of Pride Month and made headlines. He is considered the first rapper to come out as gay.
Music video producer, Irv Gotti, also commented on the rapper coming out in an exclusive interview with uInterview.
“We’re in 2019,” he said. “Now, if we [were] in 1995, he might have a problem. But 2019? He’s gonna have no problem. It’s common, it’s normal.”