Lil Nas X delivered a memorable performance at the BET Awards, but at least a number of individuals on Twitter hated it … so the rapper put them in their place.
The “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” singer crushed it on stage Sunday night, not only with his hit track but also with a tribute to Michael Jackson‘s “Remember the Time.”
The stage appearance ended with Lil Nas planting an intense kiss on one of his male backup dancers. Clearly, a major moment — especially as Pride Month wraps up — but one Twitter user was outraged, tweeting … “DONT USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S***S LIKE THIS!!!!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS.”
Never one to ignore criticism, Lil Nas X defended his decision while making a historical point, saying … “y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in African culture.”
Other than these comments, the rapper received widespread praise for his bold move, including from Diddy … who applauded him for being fearless.
Fans of Lil Nas X — who came out on the last day of Pride Month in 2019 — were initially disappointed when the 2021 BET Awards nominees were announced and he didn’t make the list, and some accused the show of being homophobic.
Watch Lil Nas X performance below.
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