Rapper Lil Nas X wins a major award at the Country Music Awards

Rapper Lil Nas X wins a major award at the Country Music Awards

- Southern rapper Lil Nas X won the Country Music Award for Musical Event of the Year

- The award ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee last night

- This is sure to make those who said the song wasn't country enough to be included in the Billboard's country list eat their words

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The song in question, Old Town Road, was famously kicked off the Billboard's country music list earlier this year.

This decision was widely criticised as people believed that Billboard made the decision based on Lil Nas X's race and not the actual genre of the song.

Lil Nas X was all smiles as he collected his award last night.

He wore his signature cowboy hat and a gold-sequinned black outfit.

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Fans were thrilled for Lil Nas X and expressed their joy for him on social media.

He shared the award with Billy Ray Cyrus, whom he featured on the remix of Old Town Road.

Birefly.co.za reported that Lil Nas X had another major life moment when he came out as gay in July.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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