Lil Nas X is beefing with BET over a nomination snub for the upcoming BET Awards, and the network has officially responded.
If you didn’t know, Lil Nas X felt a type of way after receiving zero BET Awards nominations this year. He blasted the media company last week, and Tuesday teased a song dissing the company. In a shirtless video, the lyrics blasted…
“F*ck BET, f*ck BET/Lick it on up, slurp it/ Make it sloppy, ok, ok, ok, ok/ Look at how I top shit/I just put like three up in the top 10/And I don’t need nobody/I just need these ccs on my body/Everything I do be tryna run, go make a profit/Read about it.”
His song titled “Late to da Party” received a lengthy response from the company.
In the response, BET says, “We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a best new artist BET Award in 2020 and we proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice,” the statement from BET reads, per Variety. “Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.”
“No one from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy. At BET, we are passionate advocates for the wonderful diversity that exists within our community… We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community.”
Concluding with the message, BET took to Instagram to caption a video of Lil Nas X, “This is bigger than the #BETAwards. This is real life and we will always rock with Lil’ Nas X and stand for our people.”