Hours after the nominees were announced for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, the "thank u, next" singer, who scored six nominations, took to social media to ask her fans to vote for what she deemed her most important nomination — Cutest Musician's Pet. "yo guys, honestly ... i don’t like to ask for things and i usually don’t .... but can u please please be super diligent about the voting for @realpiggysmallz ?" she wrote on Instagram. "i appreciate my nominations as well @iheartradio i really do but honestly i don’t need or deserve them .... piggy really does tho. that b*tch my rock. thank u guys. 🤞🏼🙏🏼 i don’t ask for much." Ari then doubled down on her request, sharing a super cute video of Piggy Smallz to Twitter. "guys #PiggySmallz #CutestPet #iHeartAwards @iheartradio," she captioned the clip.
As far as Piggy's competition goes, it's pretty stiff. He's up against Lauren Jauregui's adorable pup, Gracie, Alex Pall's sweet dog, Mooshu, Perri Edwards' pup, Hatchi, Lady Gaga's dog, Miss Asia, Brett Eldredge's dog, Edgar, and Sabrina Carpenter's dog, Goodwin.
As fans know, Ari became a piggy mommy back in September. Since then she's shared endless amounts of photos and videos of her loving on Smallz. Fans love the little guy so much he even has an Instagram account with over 500K followers — @realpiggysmallz! Check out some of his cutest moments below! (And don't forget to vote!)
Fans can vote for all social categories, including Cutest Musician's Pet, via Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags, or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards. Social voting begins on January 9th and will close on March 7th.
Find out who will be taking home an iHeartRadio Music Award this year by tuning into FOX on March 14th where the show will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8-10pm ET/PT.
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