Lil Nas X Lets Out Frustration Over Receiving ZERO BET Awards Nominations

Lil Nas X Lets Out Frustration Over Receiving ZERO BET Awards Nominations

Lil Nas X lets out his frustration after receiving ZERO BET Award nominations in a series of now-deleted tweets: ‘I just feel like black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world’

Lil Nas X was quick to vent his frustration on social media at not receiving any nominations for the 2022 BET Awards…although he quickly deleted them.

The 23-year-old musician has won two Grammy Awards with 11 nominations since bursting onto the scene in 2020, although he only has one BET Award nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist, which he lost to to Roddy Rich.

The rapper (born Montero Lamar Hill) took to Twitter on Wednesday shortly after the nominations were announced, calling for the awards before deleting his tweets.

Lil Nas speaks: Lil Nas X was quick to vent his frustration on social media at not receiving any nominations for the 2022 BET Awards...though he quickly deleted them

Lil Nas speaks: Lil Nas X was quick to vent his frustration on social media at not receiving any nominations for the 2022 BET Awards…though he quickly deleted them

One nomination: The 23-year-old musician has won two Grammy Awards with 11 nominations since bursting onto the scene in 2020, although he only has one BET Award nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist, which he lost to Roddy Ricch

One nomination: The 23-year-old musician has won two Grammy Awards with 11 nominations since bursting onto the scene in 2020, although he only has one BET Award nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist, which he lost to Roddy Ricch

‘Thank you bet rewards. a zero outstanding nominations again. black excellence!’ he says with black praying hands emoji and a heart emoji.

The openly gay singer also responded to a fan, who asked him why he thought he should have been nominated.

‘idk maybe 3 of the biggest songs of the last year and a critically acclaimed album…i feel like that should have helped me out a little’, he said.

Thank you: 'Thank you bet rewards.  a zero outstanding nominations again.  black excellence!'  he says with black praying hands emoji and heart emoji

Thank you: ‘Thank you bet rewards. a zero outstanding nominations again. black excellence!’ he says with black praying hands emoji and heart emoji

IDK:

IDK: “idk maybe 3 of the biggest songs of the last year and a critically acclaimed album…i feel like that should have helped me out a bit,” he said

He went on to explain how black gay people still struggle to be seen.

“Not even that I don’t even need to be nominated I just feel like black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we get to the top the mfs try to pretend that we are invisible,” he said. added.

Lil Nas X burst onto the music scene with Old Town Road, which sold over 18 million records worldwide and broke a long-standing Billboard record.

Invisible: 'Not even that, it doesn't even need to be me nominated, I just feel like black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world and even when you get to the top, mfs try to pretend to be invisible,' he added

Invisible: ‘Not even that, I don’t even need to be nominated, I just feel like black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we get to the top, mfs try to pretend we’re invisible,’ he added

Huge hit: Lil Nas X burst onto the music scene with Old Town Road, which sold over 18 million records worldwide and broke a long-standing Billboard record

Huge hit: Lil Nas X burst onto the music scene with Old Town Road, which sold over 18 million records worldwide and broke a long-standing Billboard record

The song topped the Hot 100 singles chart for 19 consecutive weeks, breaking a record held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito, both of which topped the charts for 16 consecutive weeks.

The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Recording of the Year and won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video for the remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

He released his debut album Montero in September 2021, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys.

Grammy: The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year and won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video for the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus

Grammy: The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year and won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video for the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus

Debut album: He released his debut album Montero in September 2021, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for album of the year at the Grammys

Debut album: He released his debut album Montero in September 2021, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for album of the year at the Grammys

The three songs Nas X was referring to were Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby, both of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, That’s What I Want, which peaked at #8.

Doja Cat leads all BET Awards nominees with six nominations, followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four each.

Taraji P. Henson will host the 2022 BET Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which airs on BET on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

Songs: The three songs Nas X was referring to were Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby, both of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, That's What I Want, which peaked at No. 8.

Songs: The three songs Nas X was referring to were Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby, both of which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, That’s What I Want, which peaked at No. 8.

Awards: Doja Cat leads all BET Awards nominees with six nominations, followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four each

Awards: Doja Cat leads all BET Awards nominees with six nominations, followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four each

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