Rapping his hit "Emotionally Scarred," Lil Baby gave one of the most memorable and meaningful performances of the 2020 American Music Awards broadcast on ABC.
The message he preached was simple yet often overlooked: "Protect Your Mental Health." Beyond the relevant content of the song, Baby – dressed in a white sleeveless Prada top and matching pants – opened his show seated across from a therapist taking notes on his revelations.
There's a good chance no one was more hyped to see the 25-year-old dropping knowledge on national TV than Baby's 1-year-old son Loyal Armani Jones, who was recorded joyfully turning up on a table.
Baby was nominated for two awards as well, including New Artist of the Year and Favorite Hip-Hop Album, though he lost out on both to Doja Cat and Roddy Ricch, respectively. Roddy is understandable but the Doja Cat win is a little suspect, you know? It's all love though.
The next morning, Baby gave offered fans a reason to get excited, teasing a potential new music release date of "Dec. 3rd."
Three other highlights of the evening that had people talking were Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox making their Red Carpet debut together, Megan Thee Stallion serving "Body" with some fire choreography and a bandaged The Weeknd shutting down the streets of Los Angeles alongside Kenny G.
The Weeknd even accepted his win for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and dedicated the award to the late Prince while wearing the same creepy face-wrap. "Last time I received this award, it was given to me by the late great Prince," he said. "And you know, he’s the reason I get to constantly challenge the genre of R&B, and I’d like to dedicate this award to him. Thank you."
Posing with all three of his total trophies after the show, Abel later wrote on Instagram," "Man really can’t feel his face !!"
You can find the complete list of winners here. Hopefully, you're not growing tired of award shows, as the Grammys are set to announce the nominees for its upcoming 2021 gathering on Tuesday.