On Sunday's red carpet at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the rapper said his performance was "going to be one to remember" and he certainly meant it, just as soon as Billy Porter introduced the young star.
"So when I was first coming up in this industry -- let me just say that the people were not ready for all this Black boy joy," Billy said. "But children, it's a new day. And I am so thankful to have lived long enough to witness it. So Brooklyn, get ready for the slay-age that we've all been living for!"
And with that, Lil Nas X took the stage donning a pink drum major costume before stripping it off and joining a group of background dancers dressed as prisoners. After Jack Harlow rapped his part of the song, Lil Nas X turned up the heat for a rendition of "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" on a steamy prison shower set.
"Two men kissing is sort of old news," Lambert explained. "Of course, there's still a lot of problems, and there's still a lot of work to be done, but I think for a lot of people, we've moved past the shock and the alien nature of seeing gay representation in action."