'F**k BET': Lil Nas X teases diss track days after shading network over nominations snub

The 23-year-old rapper and singer called out the award show for zero nominations as fans debated why Jack Harlow scored more nods than Nas X


                            'F**k BET': Lil Nas X teases diss track days after shading network over nominations snub
Lil Nas X plans to diss BET over nominations snub (Photos by [email protected]/Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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Lil Nas X recently took a dig at BET Awards when he realized that he missed the nominations in the 'Best Male Hip Hop and Pop Artist' categories and also that there was no mention of his hit singles like ‘Industry Baby’ or ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’. The Georgia native then again took to his socials and teased a diss track aimed at BET Awards.

The 23-year-old rapper and singer called out the award show for zero nominations as fans debated why Jack Harlow scored more nods than Nas X. In a series of tweets, Lil Nas X went on a rant against the award show claiming it was not meant for the Black community. The official Instagram page of BET Awards responded to the Grammy-winning rapper by sharing an official statement with TMZ.

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Lil Nas X expresses frustration towards BET after scoring zero nods yet again

Expressing his frustration before teasing the diss track, Lil Nas X tweeted, “This not over no bet award this is about the bigger problem of homophobia in the black community, y’all can sit and pretend all u want but imma risk it all for us.” He then reverted to a fan who pointed out his Grammy win. Nas X said, “This is my point exactly how can i get acknowledged by the most acclaimed award show in the world and then not even just 1 nomination from my own people? is that not crazy? am i really tripping.” In another tweet, Nas X told a fan, “Talk to my team about what? industry baby is the 2nd longest running #1 song on the billboard rap charts of all time and didn’t get a single nomination.” 

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When a fan posted about BET giving love to Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator, Nas X added, “Love frank and tyler to death but can we admit queer men are more respected when they do less feminine things or am i making that up?” Another fan said that his music might be bad to which the singer-rapper replied, “Ok cool i suck, my music is terrible, bad nas. now answer the question “are queer men are more respected when they do less feminine things” yes or no?’ For the unversed, Lil Nas X has only secured one nod from the BET Awards i.e. for Best New Artist in 2020 which he lost to Roddy Ricch.

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Lil Nas X teases diss track against BET

Taking to his Instagram, Lil Nas X teased a diss track called ‘Late to da Party’. The song will feature YoungBoy Never Broke Again. While sitting in the car, Nas X raps, “F**k BET, f**k BET/Lick it on up, slurp it/ Make it sloppy, ok, ok, ok, ok/ Look at how I top shit/I just put like three up in the top 10/And I don’t need nobody/I just need these ccs on my body/Everything I do be tryna run, go make a profit/Read about it.”  The release date of the diss song is yet to be revealed.

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BET responds to Lil Nas X

BET took to their Instagram and shared multiple pictures of the rapper of the times when he attended the award show. They captioned the post as “This is bigger than the #BETAwards. This is real life and we will always rock with Lil’ Nas X and stand for our people.” BET Network also shared an official statement with TMZ saying, "We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a 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 “BET Awards” 2019 and his “BET Awards” 2021 performance was a highlight of our show. No one cheered louder that night than BET.” They continued, “Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts. No one from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy.”

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


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‘Like how they not budging lol’

Reacting to Lil Nas X’s frustration, one user stated, “Da Lil Nas x dude is tryna strong arm BET for an award an I like how they not budging lol.” Another posted, “Did you notice how BET takes credit for Lil Nas X's past nominations as one of the reasons they love him, but him not getting nominated is suddenly unrelated too them? They can't have it both ways, they're either involved in both or neither.” The next one shared, “He response BET made to Lil Nas X was BS. So let me get this straight… you say the nomination academy is about 500 people who are in music entertainment & the recognized JACK HARLOW over Lil Nas X?!?! (no shade Jack ilysm) It’s Blatant Homophobia. Montero was EVERYWHERE in 2021.”

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One user tweeted, “Y’all are so shady, didn't even nominate him for this year, but yall nominating non black people??? why do non black people even get nominated LMFAO?” Whereas, another mentioned, “@jackharlow getting more awards than @LilNasX for @BET is crazy.” One concluded, “Rupaul has won +11 emmys as a host and has literally received no recognition from the BET awards. huge cultural impact, immense reach, he has built a worldwide empire uplifting the voice of queer people on the way.”

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