Lil Nas X, the 20-year-old rapper who turned out to be gay before "Old Town Road" set a 19-week record at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, won the title of "Song of the Year" at MTV VMAs. Billy Ray Cyrus was present to celebrate.
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Lil Nas X became a meme after extracting a scroll on which he delivered his acceptance speech had written. This is of course appropriate, since the trajectory of the track was started via memes.
He also did a TRON-inspired performance of his track "Panini".