Lil Nas X tops 2022 MTV Video Music Awards with seven nominations
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out and Lil Nas X leads the pack with seven nominations, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. The superstar shares the same number of nominations with fellow rappers Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar.
Harlow shares the Video of the Year award with Lil Nas X for the latter’s worldwide hit “Industry Baby.” Did we mention this song was the most listened to rap record from 2021 and so far, 2022 as well?
Harry Styles and Doja Cat follow with six VMA nominations. And nominations for Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, The Weeknd, Rosalia, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more round out the nominations for an evening fueled by fan appreciation.
It’s an interesting turn of events, especially when Lil Nas X scored no nominations at this year’s BET Awards. This consequently sparked a response from Lil Nas X about BET and its awards show, which started a conversation about BET’s erasure of black gay people.
The response grew from a collection of tweets that quickly evolved into a song and music video titled “Late to da Party” that begins with a “f*ck BET” chant.
But we think Lil Nas X will be celebrating this time around, now that he’s rightfully getting his flowers with multiple MTV VMA nominations. Not to mention he is the first openly gay artist to be nominated for Artist of the Year. And while the BET Awards have a committee to dictate who wins an award, the VMAs are voted on by fans, and Lil Nas X has plenty to spare.
And the rest of the internet thinks it deserves that love too.
so how absolutely deserved but also i have fun imagining mtv saw how nas refused to take his foot off bet’s neck and said they didn’t want any coins, thanks! 😭 https://t.co/Z93cT4k2SU
— 👑 (@echopara) July 26, 2022
Here’s hoping the “baby of the industry” wins big on August 28, 2022, when the awards show airs live on MTV. See the full list of nominees here.
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