7:54 PM PST — BET shared a statement with TMZ Hip Hop pointing out their love for him… despite the contrary.
“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 played “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus on “BET Awards 2019 and his 2021 BET Awards performance 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 creative arts. † No one from BET is a member of the Voting Academy.
At BET, we are passionate advocates of 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.”
It seems Lil Nas X won’t skate the 2022 BET Awards after failing to deny him nominations this year…to the point, he’s made a diss track that goes after the network.
A topless Lil Nas X posted a snippet of an upcoming new song on Tuesday, we’d be surprised to find it anything but called “F*** BET.”
After the song starts with the disrespectful phrase on repeat, LNX goes into an auto-tuned flow where he brags about his wealth and even proclaims that he has “100 sticks” at his disposal.
After announcing the nominations last week, LNX became confused when he realized he was missing out on the Best Male Hip-Hop and Pop Artist categories and made no mention of his hit singles “INDUSTRY BABY” or “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name). “
He accused discrimination and Queen Latifah even agreed he should have been nominated for at least something.
LNX’s complaints feel a bit heavy-handed, as he was nominated in 2020 and received prime-time attention in June 2021 when he kissed his boyfriend†
But you can’t put the genie back in the bottle… apparently it’s “F*** BET” if you’re Team Montero until further notice.