“Thanks bet award. An outstanding zero nomination again,” he wrote in a thread of now-deleted tweets, according to billboard, after the announcement of nominations. “Black Excellence!” He added sarcastically.
before:Lil Nas X after BET last week criticized the channel’s BET Awards with a social media post Enrollment, a list he had missed. The rapper later deleted the post. But today he made up for lost time — and then some — with a series of videos criticizing the network and its annual awards.
In a clip posted to social media today, Lil Nas can be seen lip-syncing to a catchy unpublished snippet from a song titled “Let’s to the Party”, which accompanies the phrase “F*** BET”. Opens repeating. He then references his top-10 charting single from last year: “I’ve topped three in the top ten / And I don’t need any.” The clip has already garnered close to a million views on Twitter alone.
fuck bet! fuck bet! I pic.twitter.com/bnG2UP7Hlo
— Obama’s cousin (@LilNasX) 7 June 2022
Lil Nas also shared a second clip that reveals a guest poem by Youngboy Never Broke Again.
The singer’s deleted tweets from last week read, in part, “Thanks bet awards. An outstanding zero nominations again,” with a sarcastic “Black excellence!” with! Thrown away for good measure.
Lil Nas was nominated for Best New Artist in 2020, but received 0 nominations for 2021 or 2022. He talked online that his anger isn’t so much about praise — he already has two Grammys for the 2020 smash “Old Town.” Road ”- as seen.
“Black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world,” he later posted. “Even when we get to the top, MFs try to pretend we’re invisible.”
Today, he stepped up the argument in response to a commenter, who pointed out that he already had two Grammys and a massive acknowledgment from the industry.
“That’s exactly my thing,” replied the rapper. “How Can I Get Accepted By The Most Acclaimed Awards Show In The World And Then Not Even Just 1 Nomination From My Own People? Isn’t That Crazy? Am I Really Tripping”
It’s my point how can I get accepted by the world’s most acclaimed award show and then not even have just 1 nomination from my own people? Isn’t this crazy? Am I Really Tripping? https://t.co/aE5cCRVsFm
— Obama Cousin (@LilNasX) 7 June 2022
A BET spokesperson issued the following statement to Deadline tonight:
We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for the Best New Artist BET Award in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice: He performed “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at the “BET Awards” 2019 did. And his “BET Awards” 2021 performance was the highlight of our show. No one cheered louder that night than BET.
Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which includes a respected group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencer and creative arts. . , No one from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy.
At BET, we are ardent supporters of the amazing diversity that exists within our community. We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all intersections of the black community.
The BET Awards takes place on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. BET will air the ceremony hosted by Taraji P. Henson at 8 p.m. ET and will air late at 8 p.m. in the West.