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Lil Nas X and Lizzo were robbed at this year’s AMAs – but they won on all style fronts

The 'Old Town Road' musician’s lime green tuxedo was a much-needed beacon of good taste in an awards show full of painful snubs.

Consuming the outfit pics via our fave celebs’ IG accounts this morning, most of us feel like we were in attendance at the American Music Awards last night. For those of you that never *actually* received your invite in the mail (guess the organisers lost the address?), we’ve got the inside scoop on what went down.

Emerging from an ugly Twitter spat with record exec Scooter Braun over who owns her master recordings, Taylor Swift sang a medley of hits old and new including ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Shake it Off’. Halsey also performed, singing break-up anthem ‘Graveyard’ with a click-baity dance routine that involved smearing her all-white outfit in paint. To top it all off Billie Eilish became the human embodiment of the fire emoji for ‘All the Good Girls Go to Hell’ and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello (currently involved in the hotted celeb fauxmance any of us have ever seen) performed a suitably sultry version of duet ‘Señorita’.

Amongst the prize winners were Billie Eilish for New Artist and Favourite Alternative Rock Artist; Taylor Swift with Artist of the Year, Favourite Video and Favourite Pop/Rock Album; BTS for Tour of the Year and Favourite Pop/Rock Group; and Cardi B for Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist. Besides Halsey’s paint moment, the most bizarre part of the evening was that Lizzo and Lil Nas X, whose genre-melding hits defined the sound of 2019, were painfully underrepresented on the prize winners’ list. Lizzo, who was nominated in three categories, went home with no awards whilst Lil Nas X only won Favourite Rap/Hip Hop song for the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of “Old Town Road” — despite being nominated in four other categories.

Whilst both artists were clearly robbed on the prizes front, it did little to detract from the vibrancy of their red carpet looks. Lizzo played with proportions, sporting a ruffled, orange mini dress and a teensy Valentino handbag that sent social media into overdrive. Sporting a lime green tuxedo over a zebra print top and complementary opera gloves, designed courtesy of Christopher John Rogers, Lil Nas X proved that a menswear revolution is truly underway.

All we can say is; “AMAs, do better!”

25 November 2019