Lil Nas X is getting the recognition he deserves! On Dec. 5, the Montero artist was honored with the innovator award at the 2021 Variety Hitmakers event. Before he took the stage, Chlöe commended him for having “the spirit of courage while also representing the culture authentically and beautifully.” In the heartfelt speech, she praised Lil Nas X for “literally [changing] the world for the better” and she’s right! Hip-hop is at the beginning of an inclusive cultural shift with Lil Nas X at the forefront. At Sunday’s ceremony, he joked that he’s “had a lot of fun pissing people off,” but his artistry has brought even more people joy.
While honoring Lil Nas X, Chlöe continued, “By being exactly who he is and commanding attention, by creating a universe that is both undeniable and exceptionally entertaining, he’s kicked in the door.” She also commended Lil Nas X for his ability to deliver “creatively like no other.” Purrr. Watch the full speech above!