Lil Nas X Doubles Down On BET Awards Review With New Diss Track – Deadline

Lil Nas X took on BET last week with a social media post criticizing the channel’s BET Award nominations, a list he was kicked out of. The rapper later deleted the posts. But today, he made up for lost time — and more — with a series of videos criticizing the network and his annual awards show.

In a clip posted to social media today, Lil Nas is seen lip-syncing to a never-before-seen catchy snippet of a song called “Late To The Party,” which opens with him repeating the phrase “F** *BET”. He then refers to his Top 10 singles from last year: “I put about three in the Top Ten / And I don’t need nobody.” The clip already has nearly a million views on Twitter alone.

Lil Nas also shared a second clip revealing a guest verse from YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

The singer’s deleted tweets from last week read in part, “thank you bet rewards. once again an outstanding zero nomination,” with a sarcastic “black excellence! thrown in for good measure.”

Lil Nas was nominated in 2020 for Best New Artist, but he got 0 nominations for 2021 or 2022. He remarked online that his anger wasn’t so much about the accolades — he already has two Grammys for his 2020 hit “Old Town Road” — because it’s about being seen.

“Black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world,” he later posted. “Even when we get to the top, the mfs try to pretend we’re invisible.”

Today he went deeper into the argument in response to a commenter who pointed out he already has two Grammys and recognition from the industry as a whole.

“That’s exactly what I mean,” the rapper replied. “How can I be recognized by the most acclaimed awards ceremony in the world and not even a single nomination from my own people? isn’t that crazy? am I really tripping? »

A BET spokesperson issued the following statement to Deadline tonight:

We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for BET’s Best New Artist Award of 2020, and we’ve proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice: he performed “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at the 2019 “BET Awards” and his performance at the 2021 “BET Awards” was a highlight of our show. Nobody cheered louder that night than BET.

Unfortunately, this year he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is made up of an esteemed group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, marketing. digital, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts. . No one from BET is a member of the Voting Academy.

At BET, we are passionate advocates for the wonderful diversity that exists within our community. We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion to all of the many intersections of the Black community.

The BET Awards take place on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. BET will broadcast the ceremony hosted by Taraji P. Henson live at 8 p.m. ET and delayed to 8 p.m. West.