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Lil Nas X Wins “Male Artist of the Year” at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Lil Nas X rose to fame with country rap Old Town Road. Now, the 22-year old American Rapper has been awarded, ‘Male Artist of the Year’ at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. And I must confess, he deserves the title for the most heartfelt speech ever.

It’s okay to be delusional…

“It’s OK to be delusional when you’re chasing your dreams”, said Lil Nas X as he received the Male Artists of the Year Award. Lil’s fans couldn’t stop screaming during his heartfelt speech at the 2022 iHeart Awards and he had to beg them to let him finish.

In his speech, Lil narrated the story of a recent TikTok video that inspired people to be delusional. But later, he could connect with the video considering his music career. Well, Lil had his share of ups and downs.

In his speech, Lil said:

“I wouldn’t be where I am right now, in my life and my career, if I weren’t delusional. Believing I could drop out of school and become an international success within a year. It’s delusional! Believing that I could come out of the closet in the height of my career… to think that I could do that would be delusional!”

I heard his speech and I am inspired. Aren’t you? The speech was as refined as it could get. Moreover, it’s a way mature speech to come from a 22-year-old star. I can’t think of anyone better to take away this title.

About Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X’s real name is Montero Lamar Hill. The American rapper and singer was born in Georgia. His country rap “Old Town Road” survived for 19 weeks as No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, conferring it the title of the longest-running No.1 song.

Lil released his debut extended play “7” after the success of this song. His songs “Panini” peaked at no.5 and “Rodeo” featuring Cardi B peaked at no. 22 on the aforementioned chart.

Lil also released a debut studio album, Montero, in 2021. Lil has gained international recognition in a short period, and boy, he is just 22. Now, he has been conferred the Male Artist of the Year. Much deserving, isn’t it?

Lil’s other accolades include the Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. He has also won two MTV Video Music Awards for Old Town Road, American Music Award and Country Music Association Award.

The “Forbes 30 under 30” influencer openly came out as gay in front of his father and sister in 2019. The 2022 iHeart Awards were a feast to watch, not to forget, it was Lil’s heartfelt speech that caught the most attention. What do you think about Lil? Didn’t he deserve the title? Shoot your thoughts.

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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