Lil Nas X has dropped a new song and video for Late to Da Party…
And it seems he’s not very happy with BET.
The video for the new song is a collab with NBA YoungBoy & as it opens we see over a time-lapse creating the song’s cover art, someone peeing on a BET Award in a toilet and we hear the chorus,
ILil Nas and NBA YoungBoy then crash into a badly rendered stadium with BET Awards drawn on it. The video is filled with memes and intentionally bad green-screen editing.
One fan commented sarcastically that
we need to appreciate the billions of dollars put into editing this masterpiece of a music video.”
the editing was CRAZY on this one, it looks so real.”
Nas X hasn’t hidden his disappointment with the BET Awards after it snubbed him (again).
In a since-deleted tweet after the nominations were announced, he expressed his frustration, saying:
Thank you BET awards. An outstanding zero nominations again. Black excellence!”
He referenced his win at the Grammys in a later tweet, saying:
How can I get acknowledged by the most acclaimed award show in the world and then not even just [one] nomination from my own people? Is that not crazy? Am I really tripping?”
BET responded to the criticism in a statement reported by Variety, saying that they
use all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community”.
The organization also pointed out that he was
nominated for a best new artist BET Award in 2020″.
Needless to say, he won’t be attending this year on Sunday (June 26) although he performed at the BET Awards last year, surprising queer fans with an on-stage kiss.
Maybe THAT’S the real reason for the snub..?
(Photo, screen grab; via PinkNews)