Lil Nas X referred to as out the 2022 BET Awards on Twitter for “an impressive zero nominations” after his critically acclaimed MONTERO and three hit songs final yr.
Lil Nas X scored no BET nominations for the second consecutive yr — he acquired a Finest New Artist nomination (which he misplaced) on the BET Awards in 2020. This yr, he had 5 Grammy nominations for his extremely anticipated debut album, MONTERO, launched late final yr.
The singer and rapper referred to as out BET in a since-deleted tweet, saying, “Thanks BET Awards. An impressive zero nominations once more. Black excellence!”
In response to a troll accusing him of utilizing his homosexual id as an “excuse” to criticize the BET Awards, Lil Nas X stated that having “3 of the most important songs of final yr” and a critically acclaimed album ought to have earned him a nomination.
“Doesn’t even must be me nominated,” he tweeted in a follow-up remark. “I simply really feel like black homosexual individuals must struggle to be seen on this world and even after we make it to the highest MFs attempt to faux we’re invisible.”
The LA Times captured the commentary, as Lil Nas X has since deleted all tweets associated to the BET Award nominations.
BET Award nominees for 2022 embrace Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Child Keem, Future, H.E.R., Chlöe, and Jazmine Sullivan, all of whom acquired a number of nominations. Doja Cat dominated the nominations in six classes, together with Album of the 12 months for her junior LP, Planet Her. Doja’s different nominations are Feminine R&B/Pop Artist, Feminine Hip-Hop Artist, BET Her (for “Girl”), Finest Collaboration (for “Kiss Me Extra” that includes SZA), and Video of the 12 months (for “Kiss Me Extra”).
BET has additionally acknowledged many actors and athletes whose work showcases the “greatest brightest, and most lovely features of the Black expertise” whereas exhibiting the ability to impact change. The movie and TV nominees embrace Zendaya, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Regina King, and Will Smith.
Hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson, the 2022 BET Awards will likely be broadcast on June 26 at 8 pm PT on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.