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The D'Amelio Sisters & 10 Other Celebs Pick Their Favorite Music Video Of The Year

Naturally, winner Lil Nas X was a top choice on the VMAs red carpet.

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Lil Nas X won Video of the Year at the 2021 VMAs for the viral “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” which was met with opposition from religious and conservative critics for its depiction of the singer riding a stripper pole to hell, giving the devil a lap dance, and killing him.

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“I want to say thank you to the gay agenda!” exclaimed the musician as he accepted the Moon Person for the No. 1 hit, a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgment of the fact that he’s the first Black, openly gay man to take home the coveted award.

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Ahead of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, Bustle asked 12 celebrities, including Anitta, Madison Beer, and Bretman Rock, to name their personal picks for Video of the Year on the red carpet.

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Anitta: “Lil Nas X, ‘Industry [Baby].’ It’s one piece of art.”

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Madison Beer: “Billie Eilish, ‘NDA.’ I love that video. It’s really sick. I also love the ‘Happier Than Ever’ video. She’s my queen. I think she’s amazing.”

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Lance Bass: “I did like [BTS’] ‘Butter.’ I like anything BLACKPINK or BTS.”

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Kandy Muse: “Anything Lil Nas [X] came out with... The one where he’s the little devil on the stripper pole, ‘[MONTERO] (Call Me By Your Name).’”

Symone: “He killed it... It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before, especially from a Black, gay man. That one, and ‘Industry Baby.’”

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Tainy: “I love a lot of what Olivia Rodrigo’s doing. Her aesthetic is amazing to me... [The one] where the room is on fire, ‘good 4 u.’”

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Tate McRae: “Lil Nas X crushed every music video this year. ‘Industry Baby’ was insane. Also, Normani’s [‘Wild Side’] is incredible.”

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Ashnikko: “I love the Normani ‘Wild Side’ video. So good.”

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Latto: “I love Megan [Thee Stallion’s] ‘Thot Sh*t.’ I love Normani’s ‘Wild Side’ with Cardi [B]. I love Lizzo’s ‘Rumors’ with Cardi [B]. I’m here for all the girls.”

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Bretman Rock: “SZA, ‘Good Days.’ I love how it starts off with ’shrooms. I think it was my first time ever seeing SZA go off with dancing... I could watch it every day, and I do, actually.”

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Dixie D’Amelio: “Olivia Rodrigo, ‘deja vu.’ I love that video.”

Charli D’Amelio: “Same, ‘deja vu.’ I love her. She’s so good.”