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Lil Nas X attends the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil Nas X attends the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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Rapper Lil Nas X teased a diss monitor in opposition to BET over his exclusion from the channel’s awards nominations in 2022.

The Grammy award winner first expressed his frustration on Twitter the day the nominations had been introduced in a now-deleted tweet saying, “thanks guess awards. an excellent zero nominations once more. black excellence!”

On Tuesday, Lil Nas X shared a snippet with the caption “F*** BET! F*** BET!”

In 2021, Lil Nas X launched his debut album, Montero, to widespread vital acclaim. The document spawned singles “Montero (Name Me By Your Identify)” and “Business Child” each reaching the highest of the Billboard Scorching 100.

For this physique of labor, Lil Nas X has additionally been acknowledged by the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, American Music Awards and Folks’s Selection Awards.

One award Lil Nas X won’t be able so as to add to his roster this yr can be a BET Award. Somebody who did obtain a nomination nevertheless was white rapper Jack Harlow, who’s featured in a Lil Nas X tune.

BET has maintained there isn’t a agenda in opposition to Lil Nas X. In 2020, he was nominated for the very best new artist award. BET additionally invited him to carry out at 2019 and 2021 reveals.

BET clarified its voting course of, saying nobody from the group serves on the 500-person voting committee.

“Sadly, this yr, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of almost 500 leisure professionals within the fields of music, tv, movie, digital advertising, sports activities journalism, public relations, influencers, and artistic arts,” the firm stated in a press release.

Lil Nas X performs onstage on the BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil Nas X performs onstage on the BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

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The corporate additionally spoke about its dedication to visibility and inclusion within the Black group.

“At BET, we’re passionate advocates for the fantastic range that exists inside our group. We’re dedicated to utilizing all of our platforms to supply visibility and inclusion for all the many intersections of the Black group.”

Lil Nas X, who publicly got here out in 2019 following the success of his single “Outdated City Highway,” stated his sexuality was a purpose for his lack of BET Awards nominations this yr.

BET was based in 1980 as Black Leisure Tv by media entrepreneur Robert Johnson to fill the void of Black illustration in cable TV. By the Nineteen Nineties, the channel turned a cultural staple resulting in a $2.3 billion buy by Viacom in 2001.

The BET Awards are separate from the BET Hip Hop Awards which happen within the fall. Lil Nas X did obtain nominations from the latter in 2021 for Montero. The 2022 BET Awards will happen on June 26 in Los Angeles.



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