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    Lil Nas X Explained The Meaning Behind His Three Met Gala Outfits, And Turns Out It's Deeply Personal

    "I came out, and this year, I feel like I really came out."

    So obviously last night was the earth-shattering, fashion-defining 2021 Met Gala, and the theme was "Celebrating In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

    The hosts and chairpeople of the 2021 Met Gala
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    And of course, stars showed up and SHOWED 👏 OUT!!!!!!! 👏

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    One of the event's true showstoppers was Lil Nas X, who — in true icon fashion — wore three (3) Versace looks on the coveted carpet!!!

    Lil Nas X in a printed cape
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    Emma Chamberlain, who interviewed her fellow attendees on behalf of Vogue, caught up with Lil Nas X and simply *HAD* to ask him about the inspiration behind his outfits!!!

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    "We wanted to start with, like, royalty, you know. Or like, a cloak [...] like we're in our shell," the "Industry Baby" singer explained.

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    "And then we break out of it a little bit more [...] it's kind of like me when I got into the industry. No one knew who I was."

    Lil Nas revealing a suit of armor
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    About the second look — aka the ✨golden armor✨ — Lil Nas X said: "It's like I built this shield around myself [...] I came out, and this year, I feel like I REALLY came out."

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    "I think it represents this breakdown to THIS," he said of his final fitted bodysuit(!!!!!!!!!!!!).

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    "It's like the real you!" Emma added.

    Like, COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    So there you have it! Not only were Lil Nas X's three looks iconic in their own rights, but they also had a much deeper — and personal — meaning for the star.

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    Thank you Lil Nas X for truly giving us everything on your first Met Gala carpet. Nobody is doing it like you, KING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Watch Lil Nas X's full on-carpet Vogue interview here!

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