Lil Nas X went after BET final week with a social media publish criticizing the channel’s BET Awards nominations, a listing he was left off of. The rapper later deleted the posts. But right this moment he made up for misplaced time — after which some — with a string of movies criticizing the community and its annual awards present.
In a clip posted to social media right this moment, Lil Nas is seen lip-syncing to a catchy unreleased snippet from a tune referred to as “Late To The Party,” which opens with him repeating the phrase “F*** BET.” He then references his Top-10 charting singles final yr: “I put like three up within the Top Ten/And I don’t want no one.” The clip already has near 1,000,000 views on Twitter alone.
FUCK BET! FUCK BET! 🤧 pic.twitter.com/bnG2UP7Hlo
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) June 7, 2022
Lil Nas additionally shared a second clip revealing a visitor verse from YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
The singer’s deleted tweets from final week learn partly, “thanks guess awards. an impressive zero nominations once more,” with a sarcastic “black excellence!” thrown in for good measure.
Lil Nas was nominated in 2020 for Best New Artist, however he acquired 0 nominations for both 2021 or 2022. He made the purpose on-line that his ire just isn’t a lot concerning the accolades — he already has two Grammys for his 2020 smash “Old Town Road” — as it’s about being seen.
“Black homosexual individuals need to combat to be seen on this world,” he later posted. “Even after we make it to the highest, mfs attempt to fake we’re invisible.”
Today, he furthered the argument in response to a commenter who identified he already had two Grammys and acknowledgment from the business at giant.
“that is my level precisely,” the rapper responded. “how am i able to get acknowledged by essentially the most acclaimed award present on this planet after which not even simply 1 nomination from my very own individuals? is that not loopy? am i actually tripping”
that is my level precisely how am i able to get acknowledged by essentially the most acclaimed award present on this planet after which not even simply 1 nomination from my very own individuals? is that not loopy? am i actually tripping https://t.co/aE5cCRVsFm
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) June 7, 2022
A BET spokesperson issued the next assertion to Deadline tonight:
We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a Best New Artist BET Award in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary expertise and creativity on the present twice: he carried out “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at “BET Awards” 2019 and his “BET Awards” 2021 efficiency was a spotlight of our present. No one cheered louder that night time than BET.
Unfortunately, this yr, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of almost 500 leisure professionals within the fields of music, tv, movie, digital advertising, sports activities journalism, public relations, influencers, and artistic arts. No one from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy.
At BET, we’re passionate advocates for the fantastic variety that exists inside our neighborhood. We are dedicated to utilizing all of our platforms to offer visibility and inclusion for the entire many intersections of the Black neighborhood.
The BET Awards takes place Sunday, June 26 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. BET will air the Taraji P. Henson-hosted ceremony reside at 8 p.m. ET and delayed at 8 p.m. within the West.