UPDATE: On Tuesday (June 7) BET Networks issued the following statement: “We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a BET Award for Best New Artist in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity twice in the Show: He performed “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at BET Awards 2019 and his performance at BET Awards 2021 was a highlight of our show.No one cheered louder than BET that night.
“Unfortunately, he was not nominated this year 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, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creatives. 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 bring visibility and inclusion to all the many crossroads of the black community.”
Lil Nas X isn’t about to brush off his recent punch at the BET Awards. In fact, the rapper turns his disappointment into a new song, of which he shared a fragment on social media on Tuesday (June 7).
In the clip, you can see the lead singer of “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” sitting shirtless in his car while lip-syncing the track. “F— BET, f— BET/ F— BET, f— BET/ Lick it up, slurp it/ Make it sloppy, ok, ok, ok, ok/ Look how I top sh–/ I just like three in the top 10/ And I don’t need anyone/ I just need these cc’s on my body/ Everything I do try to run it, make a profit/ Read about it,” he raps on the boastful record.
The drama between Lil Nas X and the network kicked off last week when the nominations for the BET Awards were announced and the superstar’s name was nowhere to be found under names like Doja Cat, Ari Lennox, Drake and Silk Sonic. “Thank you wagering awards. another excellent zero nominations,” he tweeted at the time, adding a snarl: “Black excellence!”
Lil Nas X then went on to make his finer point by writing, “I just feel like black homosexuals have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we get to the top, mfs try to pretend we’re invisible .” In 2020, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the awards show and earned five other nods at the separate BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019 and 2021. However, he has yet to be recognized by the BET Awards beyond his “Old Town Road” breakout.
Check out a snippet of Lil Nas X’s new BET Awards dis-track below.
— v (@ViralMaterials) June 7, 2022