People Magazine reports:
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow joined forces to perform their hit collaboration “Industry Baby” live for the first time on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday.
During the performance, Lil Nas X, 22, and Harlow, 23, riffed on the prison theme from their music video, performing before a backdrop that read “Montero State Prison.”
Lil Nas X kicked off the song with a full drumline, before shedding a marching band outfit for hot-pink pants and no shirt. Harlow eventually joined him in an all-black get-up to sing his verse on the track.
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Despite echoes of Satanic panic from religious and conservative commentators, Lil Nas X’s “Montero” hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and won video of the year and best direction and best visual effects at the VMAs.https://t.co/5eng5JTk0C
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