Lil Nas X’s run at the top of the Billboard charts with “Old Town Road” is over, and his performance at the 2019 MTV VMAs saw him moving on to his next single: “Panini.”
After being introduced by “Old Town Road (Remix)” collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus as “a light that shined around the world” and “changed the way we define and categorize music,” Lil Nas X made his VMAs performance with the second single from his June 2019 EP, 7.
With a backdrop and a sea of backup dancers with shiny, space-oriented outfits, Lil Nas X pulled off detailed choreography while performing catchy, autotuned vocals. Many have believed that Lil Nas X would be a one-hit-wonder, but this performance showed that he’s ready to move on from the meteoric rise of “Old Town Road” to the next stage of his career.
Watch Lil Nas X’s performance of “Panini” at the MTV Video Music Awards Above.