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Lil Nas X Receives His Own Official Day In Atlanta

Lil Nas X Receives His Own Official Day In Atlanta

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October 20 in Atlanta is now officially “Lil Nas X Day.”

The Atlanta City Council teamed up with Mayoral candidate Antonio Brown who presented the rising star with a plaque celebrating both his contributions to music and the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“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.”

 


“Thank you all for being here. This is incredible …” Lil’ Nas X said to the crowd. “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.”