After the listing of BET nominations was introduced on Wednesday morning (June 1), Lil Nas X took to Twitter to vent his frustrations on the awards present for snubbing him for a second 12 months — and on the primary day of Delight Month, would possibly we add.
In a collection of since-deleted tweets, the rapper referred to as out the community for leaving him out of the nominations regardless of the success of his debut album “Montero,” which hailed the hit singles “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify)” and “Trade Child” that includes Jack Harlow. “Montero,” was additionally nominated for 5 Grammy Awards this 12 months.
“Thanks BET awards. an excellent zero nominations once more,” he wrote, including an ironic “black excellence!”
Nas additionally quote tweeted a response to a critic who had questioned what he had put out that ought to deem him worthy of a nomination, “idk perhaps 3 of the largest songs of final 12 months & a critically acclaimed album,” he stated, “i really feel like that ought to’ve helped me a bit.”
Others claimed that his previous couple of data didn’t slot in with the awards present, claiming his sound was removed from hip-hop — to which Nas stated, “they’ve a pop class.” To conclude the since-deleted public dialog, Nas stated it wasn’t concerning the nominations, “i simply really feel like black homosexual ppl need to battle to be seen on this world and even once we make it to the highest mfs attempt to fake we’re invisible.”
BET reps didn’t instantly reply to Selection‘s request for remark.
Nas was nominated for the BET Awards’ greatest new artist in 2020 — however misplaced. Among the many high artists nominated for this 12 months’s BET Awards are Doja Cat (who leads with six nominations), Drake, Ari Lennox, Silk Sonic, and Kendrick Lamar.