Rapper Lil Nas X Fumes on 'Homophobia in the Black Community' after BET Snub Awards

Rapper Lil Nas X Fumes on ‘Homophobia in the Black Community’ after BET Snub Awards

Lil Nas X has doubled down on his war against the black community’s history of homophobia after receiving no nominations for the 2022 BET Awards, a show that will take place during Pride Month.

“Damn bet! Damn bet! Damn the bet! The rapper featured a song and video that he previewed on Tuesday on Twitter while stepping up A social media campaign discredits the network and its alleged bias against black artists. The video was shown in Over a million views within 24 hours of its release.

In a series of tweets, the rapper, who is an outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community, criticized Black Entertainment Television and suggested that his contempt was a symptom of homophobia within black spaces. He claimed that the network refused to give him his art tools – despite the accolades he’s received elsewhere in the industry – because he supposedly smears the masculine black man.

“”[I]ndustry Baby “is the second longest-playing No. 1 song on the rap charts of all time and hasn’t received a single nomination,” Nas chirp About his song featuring rapper Jack Harlow. (For the record, Jack Harlow, a white man, was nominated for BET’s Best Hip-Hop Artist.)

Nas’ “Industry Baby,” released in July 2021, has been certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In April 2022.

“[T]The prize is nothing more than a no-bet. People He wrote in another tweet on Tuesday. “[T]It’s about the bigger problem of homophobia in the black community, you can all sit back and pretend whatever you want but Emma is risking everything for us.”

write to Los Angeles Times In 2019, critic and composer Jeric Kennedy said that “hip hop music’s refusal to embrace anything eccentric has been a flaw of the genre for as long as it has existed.”

Kennedy wrote, “Rap culture has always been underpinned by unbridled masculinity, and one would be hard pressed not to find homosexual slander embedded in the words of any of the genre’s most famous architects.” “In fact, rap lyrics have permeated an entire lexicon dedicated to indicating annoyance with gay men.”

Apparently, Lil Nas X feels that feelings haven’t diminished.

Tyler, Creator and Frank [Ocean] They have been nominated, a Twitter user commented Under the Nas theme, it refers to two Black LGBTQ+ hip-hop artists who have portrayed themselves more masculine.

But Nas got an instant refutation. “[L]From Frank and Tyler to death,” Tweeted“But can we admit that gay men are more respectful when they do or make up less feminine things?”

In an email to The Daily Beast on Wednesday, Kennedy said that gay sex is still treated as a taboo or a hit — and [Black] Culture promotes and encourages it.”

“Rap struggles so hard because it’s the type that focuses on the masculine outlook,” he said. “People can point to Lil Nas X and Tyler the Creator and go ‘Look, there’s progress,’ which is true. But let either of them sing about men sex and see where the conversation goes.”

Lil Nas X, famous for his flashy costumes and for being outspoken about his sexuality, has had a huge following on Twitter joining BET roast.

“Ask them why Pose didn’t get any signal from BET,” said the culture writer. Stephen Underwoodwith reference to the Emmy Award-winning multi-show centered on drag culture in the 1980s and 1990s in New York City.

Nas wants his flowers now, and rightfully so. The rapper made a huge splash in the music scene when he debuted with Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road” in 2019. The song and video won the 2020 Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. He was also the New Distinguished Artist for the NAACP Awards in 2020. In 2021, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name) by Nas” won Best Video of the Year at the 2021 MTV Music Awards.And the and he She went on to win awards from the American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeart Radio Awards, Country Music Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. Nas also won two BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019 for “Old Town Road”.

“It’s baffling that the artist who was nominated for Album, Record and Song of the Year at this year’s Grammys has been overlooked by BET,” Kennedy told The Daily Beast. “Disregarding your community in this way after a year of performance it had to struggle to deliver on that stage deserves to be called out, especially given the network’s historical lack of inclusiveness on its network.”

In a statement to Deadline, a BET spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, this year, [Lil Nas X] Not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is made up of a prestigious group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals…nobody from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy. “

The statement continued, “At BET, we are passionate advocates for the wonderful diversity that exists within our community. We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion at all of the many intersections of the black community.”

“This is the worst lmao,” Culture Blogger DotOmen He tweeted, “Why are you all getting 500n for doing anything collectively? Not to mention voting and not a candidate @LilNasX? For anything? Smells like a cover.”

Kennedy said Nas’s decision to speak out “was crucial for us to have a long-awaited conversation about BET’s lack of representation, and how this continues to affect gay black artists.”

While he was critical of homophobia in the black community, Lil Nas X He also shared a touching tweet: “[L]At the weekend, I brought my family to a gay club for the first time and felt like I was liberating myself from the shoulders of my 13-year-old self. Knowing your family that you’re gay is one thing, but it’s not another for them to admit it and really try to get rid of the hate because of it.”

“[G]Men should continue to make being gay their entirety.” added later“As long as we’re still in prison [and fucking] He was killed in countries for that.”

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