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Lil Nas X Channels Iman at the 2022 VMAs in Massive Feather Headpiece

Lil Nas X Channels Beyonce 2022 VMAs
Lil Nas X at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on August 28, 2022. Matt Baron/BEImages/Shutterstock

Lil Nas X has arrived! The rapper, 23, hit the red carpet at the 38th annual Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, wearing a statement-making ensemble that’s fresh off the runway.

Related: VMAs 2022 Red Carpet Fashion: See What the Stars Wore

The performer, who’s up for seven nominations at this year’s awards show, debuted a skin-baring ensemble from British American fashion designer Harris Reed.

“It is heavy and it is Harris Reed,” the “Montero” rapper stated on the red carpet. Props to making it look easy!

Lil Nas X Channels Beyonce 2022 VMAs
Lil Nas X at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on August 28, 2022. Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock

The outfit comprised a tiered feathered skirt worn over black sparkly bell bottoms and a statement-making — and height-defying — spherical headpiece.

If the head-turn-worthy ‘fit looks familiar, that’s likely because it’s Look 8 from the designer’s Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection.

Or, the headpiece might remind you of the similar-looking headpiece Beyoncé wore on the July cover of British Vogue.

Queen Bey’s headpiece was made from peacock feathers, so it’s likely that Lil Nax X’s is, too.

Per the outlet, they were “leftovers from the fantastical headpiece Reed painstakingly made for Iman to wear to the Met Gala 2021.”

Lil Nas X Channels Beyonce 2022 VMAs
Model Iman attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” exhibition in New York on September 13, 2021. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

The model, too, debuted the majestic hairpiece, proving it’s not-so-quietly becoming a red carpet mainstay.

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Lil Nas X is on stranger to making fashion history on the red carpet. Last year, he attended the VMAs wearing a lavender Atelier Versace suit-dress hybrid bedazzled with gemstones and sequins.

Related: VMAs 2021 Red Carpet Fashion: See the Stars’ Style

The performer’s been making major headlines recently — especially when it comes to pushing boundaries. And we’re not just talking fashion. On Friday, August 26, the performer was named the latest YSL Beauty ambassador.

In an Instagram post shared with his 12.4 million Instagram followers, he revealed he doesn’t “know what the word [ambassador] means yet,” but he feels “very accomplished.”

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