Lil Nas X Addresses BET Awards’ Nomination Snub: “MFs try to pretend we are invisible.”
Written by torresanz on June 3, 2022
After not hearing his name called at the announcement of the 2022 BET Awards nominees, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ hitmaker Lil Nas X is calling out the network for the diss.
Lil Nas X (born Montero Hill) may have scored three of the last year’s biggest hits (‘Name,’ ‘Industry Baby,’ and ‘That’s What I Want’), but the 23-year-old – just months after being majorly snubbed at the GRAMMYs – will not be seeing those tunes celebrated at this year’s BET Awards as he was omitted from the nominations’ tally.
“Thank you BET Awards. An outstanding zero nominations again,” he tweeted sarcastically after the show’s June 1 nominee announcement.
X – who has performed at the ceremony in the past – is no stranger to being snubbed as his 2019 hit ‘Old Town Road,’ the longest-running #1 hit in music history, also went without a trophy from BET.
In a series of deleted tweets, Hill suggested the reason for that is deeper than his music.
“doesn’t even have to be me nominated,” the openly gay rapper-singer shared. “i just feel like black gay ppl have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend we are invisible.”
As of time reported, the show’s organizers have not responded to LNX’s remarks.
The 2022 BET Awards, hosted by Academy and EMMY-Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, will air live June 26 from from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.