Lil Nas X urinated on his BET award after he was snubbed by the show following his groundbreaking same-sex kiss at last year’s ceremony
Lil Nas X Paid “Homage” To Kanye West By Urinating On His BET Award In The Artwork For His New Single
After Lil Nas said that there was “homophobia among the African American population” as a result of the criticism, it has only been fourteen days.
When he kissed a male backup dancer during his speech at the BET Awards, an annual event that recognizes Black people in media, Lil Nas X last year made a lasting impression on the world.
After the performance, the openly gay entertainer admitted that he had a “shudder” prior to the kiss and that he had tried to mentally prepare himself because he knew it was out of character for past events at the entertainment competition.
In the artwork for his new single, Lil Nas X “honors” Kanye West by urinating on his BET Award.
Despite the anti-gay outrage that the kiss ultimately caused, Lil Nas X still had a successful year in the music business.
After appearing on BET for three months, he released his critically acclaimed album Montero in September. This album produced two No. 1 singles, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby,” which went on to become the second-longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard rap charts.
He ruled the awards circuit in 2022 as a result of his success. He received five Billboard Music Awards nominations, two Brit Awards nominations, five Grammy nominations, and the Billboard award for Top Rap Song.
Therefore, Lil Nas X was naturally shocked when Montero was left out of the BET Awards this year, garnering zero nominations.
When the nominees for this year’s awards were initially revealed, he tweeted, “Thank you Bet Awards.” “Another excellent zero nominations. Excellent blackness!
The rapper curtly retorted, “idk maybe 3 of the biggest singles of last year & a critically praised album,” in response to someone asking why he should be considered. I believe that ought to have given me some assistance.
Just two days before this year’s BET Awards, the complete song and its music video were made available on Friday.
The day before, Lil Nas X shared a picture of the single’s artwork on Instagram to promote its impending release. It shows a BET award being urinated on in a restroom.
For his remix of “Old Town Road,” which features Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X earned two BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019.
The single and music video garnered positive reviews from fans. Through shoddy CGI and Photoshop effects used throughout the video, Lil Nas X displays his sense of humor.
In fact, the artist starts the video off by chanting “F#ck BET” while working on Photoshop to put up the artwork for the toilet.
And in the music video’s concluding sequence, he appears to be performing in front of an audience at the BET Awards. He flaunts piles of cash while chanting “F#$k BET,” then brazenly wraps himself in a rainbow Pride flag.
Doesn’t even have to be nominated, he continued. I just feel that black homosexual people have to struggle to be recognized in this society, and even when we succeed, mfs still try to make us seem unimportant.
This seemed to be a reference to his same-sex kiss from the previous year as well as his penchant for engaging in more “feminine things,” including dressing up on the red carpet and including male pole dancers in his concerts.
Lil Nas X’s exclusion from this year’s nomination was earlier explained by a BET spokesman by claiming that the 500-person committee that selects the nominations was to blame.
“We admire Lil Nas X. We proudly featured his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice because he was nominated for a Best New Artist BET Award in 2020. He performed “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at the BET Awards 2019 and his performance at the BET Awards 2021 was a highlight of our show. That evening, no one cheered louder than BET, they claimed.
“Sad to say, he did not receive a nomination from the BET Voting Academy this year, which is made up of a prestigious group of close to 500 entertainment industry professionals from the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and the creative arts. The statement stated, “There is no BET employee that is a Voting Academy member.
At BET, we are ardent supporters of the tremendous variety that exists throughout our community, they added. We pledge to make the numerous intersections of the Black community visible and inclusive on all of our platforms.