Rapper Lil Nas X has made history as
the first openly gay artist to win a Country Music Association (CMA)
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus won in
the “Musical Event of the Year” category for their remix of “Old
Town Road,” which spent 20 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot
The 20-year-old Lil Nas X came out in a
tweet in June, Pride month.
Nas X prayed that being gay was a phase.)
“LETS GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! [horse emoji,
lightning emoji],” Lil Nas X tweeted in response to the win.
Last week, Lil
Nas X was named “Sexiest Newcomer” by PEOPLE.