An acknowledgment from the BET Awards — that’s just what really he wants! On June 7, Lil Nas X made it loud and clear how he feels about BET when he released a one-minute snippet of his latest song.
“F*** BET,” Nas chants at the top of the unreleased song. The rapper then begins to rap his grievances with the BET Awards for snubbing his songs, singing, “Look at how I top s*** / I put like three up in the top ten / And I don’t need nobody.” After posting the snippet to Twitter, the song, which according to Deadline is titled “Late To The Party,” quickly drew both criticism and praise from fans.
But no matter how fans felt about the latest release, Lil Nas X clapped back at those thinking his grievances with the BET Awards were about the actual trophies. Instead, Lil Nas X voiced that he feels BET does not celebrate gay artists. “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,” the rapper tweeted. Responding to the criticism, the BET released a statement saying the BET Voting Academy contains 500 industry professionals, and that the network is “committed to using of all our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community.”