Lil Nas X Honored With His Own Day in Atlanta

The artist celebrated the honor during a proclamation ceremony in Atlanta. Mayoral candidate Antonio Brown praised him for helping inspire the LGBTQ community.

Lil Nas X visits the SiriusXM Studios

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Lil Nas X visits the SiriusXM Studios

Lil Nas X has added another accolade to his mantle.

The Atlanta City Council has officially declared Oct. 20, 2021, as “Lil Nas X Day.” Officials presented the honor Wednesday night at The Gathering Spot, where the Grammy-winning rapper was joined by fans, friends, and ATL residents who celebrated his contributions to not only music, but the LGBTQ community. 

As pointed out by TMZ, 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.

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

Lil Nas also gave a brief acceptance speech during the event, reminding the crowd about his roots in Atlanta.

“Thank you all for being here. This is incredible ...” he said on stage. “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.”

happy lil nas x day yall🥳🥳

— oh he mean fight (@whos_kenny) October 21, 2021

The proclamation came just days after Lil Nas and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” took the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart—marking his third No. 1 in his relatively short career.

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