Watch: Dylan Gilmer Shows Off His Freestyle Skills With This Epic Kids’ Choice Awards Rap

Watch: Dylan Gilmer Shows Off His Freestyle Skills With This Epic Kids’ Choice Awards Rap
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Dylan Gilmer is celebrating his first-ever Kids’ Choice Awards nomination in the most Dylan Gilmer way possible: by rapping about it, duh!

We caught up with the “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” star ahead of tomorrow’s fun-filled (and slime-filled) event to talk all things KCAs. Dylan (who’s up for Favorite Male TV Star alongside Joshua Bassett, Finn Wolfhard and more) opened up about how, after growing up loving Nickelodeon — especially his favorite throwback series “Victorious,” starring Ariana Grande (who he said he’d love to collaborate with one day) — being up for a blimp is an absolute dream come true:

“It means so much. It feels like all this hard work that I’ve put in [has all led up to this]…I grew up watching Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, and now being in it and being nominated…It’s such a blessing…I hope that I get slimed! Fingers crossed. [Even] if I wear a good outfit, it’s worth getting slimed because it was always my dream.”

The 12-year-old rapper also gushed over this year’s host Kenan Thompson, got real about his goal to one day host the KCAs himself, and then delivered an epic on-the-spot freestyle to get fans excited. Check it out:

Quiz: Which Kids’ Choice Award should you win based on your zodiac sign?!