There’s a new unofficial holiday in the city of Atlanta, dedicated to rapper Lil Nas X. Atlanta Councilor, Antonio Brown officially announced yesterday that October 20th has now been named “Lil Nas X Day” in Atlanta
And there was a huge party dedicated to the openly gay hip hop star, MTO News has learned.
Lil Nas also gave a brief acceptance speech during the event, reminding the crowd about his roots in Atlanta.
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“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.”
Here are some pictures from the event: