The BET Awards 2022 Nomination checklist was launched days in the past, and whereas the occasion requires a celebration, Lil Nas X has a unique occasion in thoughts.
The “Montero (Name Me By Your Title)” hitmaker lashed out on Twitter shortly after the checklist was launched. In a now-deleted sequence of tweets, the younger rapper was dismayed at not discovering his title nor any of his works nominated this yr.
Days after his outburst, the BET lastly responded to Lil Nas X’s allegations of homophobia inside the black group.
Lil Nas X Pissed At BET Awards 2022 Snub
Minutes after the BET Awards 2022 official checklist of nominees had been introduced, Lil Nas X expressed his anger by means of sarcasm on Twitter, sparking a debate on why he was not included on the roll.
Lil Nas X reacts to being shut out from the 2022 BET Award nominations. pic.twitter.com/yTlQYZR4jX
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 1, 2022
Sarcastically thanking the BET for an “excellent zero nominations once more,” the 23-year-old singer queer singer was confused how three of the most important songs final yr, all of which had been from his critically-acclaimed album, didn’t even obtain a nomination.
“I simply really feel like Black homosexual ppl must combat to be seen on this world and even after we make it to the highest mfs attempt to faux we’re invisible,” he mentioned in a now-deleted tweet.
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Like his loss within the GRAMMYs final April, Lil Nas X labored his disappointment on not nabbing any gramophone by means of penning a brief music. This time, the rapper has completed it once more, solely extra vulgar, and a that includes from NBA YoungBoy.
FUCK BET! FUCK BET! 🤧 pic.twitter.com/bnG2UP7Hlo
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) June 7, 2022
In a brand new music titled, “late to da occasion,” Lil Nas X is seen sitting in a automobile shirtless whereas flipping a finger on the African-American Award-giving physique.
Whereas some questions his motivations for calling out the BET, since he was already acknowledged by different establishments, the singer clarified his stance.
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
BET Awards Responds To Lil Nas X’s Homophobia Allegations
“We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a greatest new artist BET Award in 2020 and we proudly showcased his extraordinary expertise and creativity on the present twice. Sadly, this yr, 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, and digital advertising and marketing,” the BET mentioned in an announcement (by way of Selection).
BET clarified that nobody from the group was a member of the voting academy. They’ve additionally identified that they’re “dedicated” to utilizing their platforms to supply visibility and inclusion for the entire many intersections within the African-American group.
Verify the total checklist of the BET Awards 2022 nominees right here.
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