Lil Nas X Reacts To Receiving Zero BET Nominations: I Just Feel Like Black Gay People Have To Fight To Be Seen In This World
BET nominations are officially in and not everyone is here for the list!
As previously reported, earlier today (June 1) BET announced this year’s nominations for their entertainment award ceremony. Rapper Doja Cat, 26, is leading the list of nominees with 6 nominations. Her categories include: “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Album of the Year,” for “Planet Her,” “BET Her” for Woman, “Video of the Year” and “Best Collaboration,” for “Kiss Me More.”
While Doja Cat may be celebrating her nominations fellow rapper Lil Nas X, 23, couldn’t help but notice the famed network left him off their nominations once again. He tweeted,
“thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again. black excellence!”
When a critic asked him “what have you put out” he replied,
“idk maybe 3 of the biggest songs of last year & a critically acclaimed album. I feel like that should’ve helped me a bit.”
“not even that, doesn’t even have to be me nominated. I just feel like black gay ppl have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend we are invisible. “
Lil Nas X released his debut studio album entitled “Montero” on September 17, 2021. The five singles from the project all topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, while “Thats What I Want” peaked within the top ten. The album received critical acclaim from music critics and features guest appearances from Jack Harlow, Doja Cat, Elton John, Megan Thee Stallion, and Miley Cyrus.
At this year’s Grammy Awards, “Montero” was nominated for “Album of the Year” and the song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” was nominated for “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Music Video.” In addition to that, “Industry Baby” was nominated for “Best Melodic Rap Performance”
Other notable stars that have secured BET nominations this year are Drake and Ari Lennox with 4 nominations each. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems all tied as the third-highest with 3 nominations each. To see the full list of nominations click here.
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