While introducing Kane Brown on the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year occasion, Nelly made a serious blunder whereas making an attempt to learn the teleprompter.
Nelly was tasked with honoring Kane Brown on the CMT Artists of the Year on Oct. 13, 2021. He took the stage on the occasion to introduce Kane to the stage, nevertheless it wasn’t lengthy earlier than he utterly flubbed up his strains. While making an attempt to learn the teleprompter, Nelly struggled to maintain up with the textual content because it scrolled throughout the display screen. He needed to cease mid-speech to ask the teleprompter operator to decelerate.
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Then, after a number of extra moments, he confronted one other hurdle because the textual content he was making an attempt to learn was too small. Rather than attempting to energy via it, Nelly stopped his complete introduction utterly and joked in regards to the small font and his unhealthy eyes. The operator scrolled backwards in order that Nelly might begin over and provides Kane the introduction he deserved from the very starting.
There’s no denying that @KaneBrown has had an 𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕣𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 yr!
— CMT (@CMT) October 14, 2021
Naturally, the dialog on Twitter blew up after Nelly’s mistake. “Whoever let Nelly talk on TV needs to be fired,” somebody wrote, whereas one other particular person added, “Bro, someone needs to check on Nelly after that.” Of course, many had sympathy for Nelly, too, with one fan tweeting, “I get it. I struggle seeing far away, too.” Luckily, Nelly appeared to have the ability to take it in stride and didn’t appear too embarrassed!
Earlier this yr, Nelly and Kane teamed up for a CMT Crossroads episode, in order that they have some historical past. Although Nelly is greatest identified for being a rapper, he’s crossed over into nation music on a couple of event all through his profession. In reality, in August 2021, he launched his first nation EP, Heartland, which mixed each genres and proved that Nelly is a very versatile artist.
“As a fan and as a friend, I’m truly proud of all the success,” Nelly stated, of Kane, at Artists of the Year. “And as a collaborator, I can’t wait to be back in the studio working together again.” Meanwhile, when Kane obtained onstage, he dismissed the flubbed introduction. “Nelly killed it,” he laughed. “You killed my intro, bro.”
In addition to Kane, the opposite artists honored as Artists of the Year have been Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and Gabby Barrett. Meanwhile, Mickey Guyton was awarded the Breakout Artist of the Year award, whereas Randy Travis was acknowledged because the Artist of a Lifetime. Kane truly carried out one in every of Randy’s songs for his efficiency on the present as a method to honor the nation music legend.