UPDATE: Lil Nas X continued his BET jihad right this moment, releasing the artwork for his new single, “Late to Da Party.” The artwork depicts him urinating on a BET Award that’s already soaking in bodily fluid in a toilet.
He added insult to the harm with a minute-long “Star Wars”-esque text crawl that addressed how BET “betrayed” him. He was snubbed by the 2022 BET Awards, which air this Sunday. .
“Thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again,” he wrote in a thread of now-deleted tweets, according to Billboard, after the nominations have been introduced. “black excellence!” he sarcastically added.
EARLIER: Lil Nas X went after BET final week with a social media put up 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 lost 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 music known as “Late To The Party,” which opens with him repeating the phrase “F*** BET.” He then references his Top-10 charting singles final year: “I put like three up in the Top Ten/And I don’t need nobody.” The clip already has near 1,000,000 views on Twitter alone.
FUCK BET! FUCK BET! 🤧 pic.twitter.com/bnG2UP7Hlo
— obamas cousin (@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 partially, “thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again,” with a sarcastic “black excellence!” thrown in for good measure.
Lil Nas was nominated in 2020 for Best New Artist, however he bought 0 nominations for both 2021 or 2022. He made the purpose on-line that his ire is just not a lot in regards to the accolades — he already has two Grammys for his 2020 smash “Old Town Road” — as it’s about being seen.
“Black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world,” he later posted. “Even when we make it to the top, mfs try to pretend we are invisible.”
Today, he furthered the argument in response to a commenter who identified he already had two Grammys and acknowledgment from the trade at massive.
“this is my point exactly,” the rapper responded. “how can i get acknowledged by the most acclaimed award show in the world and then not even just 1 nomination from my own people? is that not crazy? am i really tripping”
that is my level precisely how am i able to get acknowledged by probably the most acclaimed award present on the earth after which not even simply 1 nomination from my very own individuals? is that not loopy? am i actually tripping https://t.co/aE5cCRVsFm
— obamas cousin (@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 evening than BET.
Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of practically 500 leisure professionals within the fields of music, tv, movie, digital advertising, sports activities journalism, public relations, influencers, and inventive arts. No one from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy.
At BET, we’re passionate advocates for the great range that exists inside our neighborhood. We are dedicated to utilizing all of our platforms to offer visibility and inclusion for all the 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 dwell at 8 p.m. ET and delayed at 8 p.m. within the West.