Congratulations to Lil Nas X!
The rapper has been honored with his own day by the Atlanta City Council, which officially declared Oct. 20, 2021, as “Lil Nas X Day.” The honor event was held Wednesday night at The Gathering Spot, where the Grammy-winning rapper was joined by fans, friends, and ATL residents.
TMZ adds that mayoral candidate Antonio Brown presented Lil Nas with the proclamation plaque, and shared a few kind words about the entertainer’s influence.
“He has made a considerable impact on the LGBTQ community by reshaping how society accepts LGBTQ artists within the music industry, and empowering others to break barriers and be more open, expressive, and personal through music and art,” Brown said. “And Lil Nas X, I just wanna say you inspire me. I’m running to be the mayor of Atlanta. I would be the first LGBTQ mayor in the history of the city. And you inspire me, allow me to believe I can do it. So thank you.”
And reacting to the honor, the rapper said: “Thank you all for being here. This is incredible. I’m not gonna cry. Shout out to Atlanta. I know a lot of you probably didn’t know I’m from Atlanta … I’m from the A. But seriously, this is amazing. I would not imagine I would be here four years ago, when I was at my sister’s house, sleeping on the floor … This is incredible.”
Atlanta Councilor, Antonio Brown presented Lil Nas X with an award in recognition of his success. October 20th has now been named “Lil Nas X Day” in Atlanta 🥳
— 𝙈𝘼𝙅𝙊𝙍 ⚜️ (@lilnasxmajor) October 21, 2021