Monday Sep 13, 2021
Lil Nas X's famous song Montero collected 'Video of the Year' award at the MTV Video Music Awards show held on Sunday.
The rapper beat Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits,” The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s raunchy “WAP,” and Justin Bieber’s “Popstar” collaboration with DJ Khaled and Drake, to bag the coveted prize.
“I want to say thank you to the gay agenda!” said Lil Nas X, who accepted his Moon Person statue from former Van Halen frontman and rock provocateur David Lee Roth.
“Montero,” which also bagged the VMAs for best direction and best visual effects, was created by Ukrainian music video director Tanu Muino and Lil Nas X himself.
The artist took inspiration from the gay romance at the center of André Aciman’s novel turned 2017 film, “Call Me By Your Name.”