Lil Nas X Blasts BET Awards Over Snub

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The 2022 BET Awards nominations have been introduced right now and Lil Nas X was nowhere to be discovered.

In a sequence of since-deleted tweets, the rapper referred to as out the community for snubbing him as soon as once more regardless of the success of his debut album Montero, which spawned hit singles like “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify)” and “Trade Child” with Jack Harlow.

“thanks guess awards. an excellent zero nominations once more,” he tweeted earlier than including, “black excellence!”

When somebody questioned why he deserved to be nominated, Nas clapped again with receipts. “idk perhaps 3 of the most important songs of final yr & a critically acclaimed album,” he mentioned. “i really feel like that ought to’ve helped me a bit.”

One other individual claimed that he shouldn’t be eligible as a result of he’s a “pop artist,” to which he responded, “no offense however u are actually of caucasian persuasion and attempting to high school me on an award present i’ve watched my whole childhood + it’s not the hip hop awards + they’ve a pop class.”

Based on Nas, the snub isn’t just about him. “doesn’t even should be me nominated,” the brazenly homosexual rapper wrote on Wednesday, which additionally occurs to be the primary day of Pleasure Month. “i simply really feel like black homosexual ppl should combat to be seen on this world and even once we make it to the highest mfs attempt to faux we’re invisible.”

Lil Nas X Tweets

Whereas he might not be attending the present, he joked that he will likely be “promoting fish plates outdoors of the guess awards this yr.”

That is the second consecutive yr that Nas has been snubbed. He was nominated for Greatest New Artist in 2020 however misplaced.

Nas delivered one of many most-talked-about moments of final yr’s BET Awards when he carried out “Montero.” In 2019, he carried out his record-breaking hit “Outdated City Street” with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Whereas Nas was shut out, his “Scoop” collaborator Doja Cat leads the 2022 BET Awards with six nominations, whereas Drake and Ari Lennox earned the second most nods with 4 every. Different a number of nominees embrace Future, Younger Thug, Child Keem, Silk Sonic, Kanye West, and extra.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the 2022 BET Awards will air dwell on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

See a full record of nominees under.

2022 BET Awards Nominations

Album of the Yr
An Night With Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic
Again of My Thoughts – H.E.R.
Name Me If You Get Misplaced – Tyler, The Creator
Licensed Lover Boy – Drake
Donda – Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe – Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her – Doja Cat

Greatest Collaboration
Essence,” Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Each Likelihood I Get,” DJ Khaled feat. Lil Child & Lil Durk
“Household Ties,” Child Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me Extra,” Doja Cat feat. SZA
“Means 2 Attractive,” Drake feat. Future & Younger Thug
“Entire Lotta Cash” (Remix), Bia feat. Nicki Minaj

Greatest Feminine R&B/Pop Artist
Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer season Walker

Greatest Male R&B/Pop Artist
Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Fortunate Daye
The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Greatest New Artist
Child Keem
Benny the Butcher
Latto
Muni Lengthy
Tems
Yung Bleu

Greatest Group
Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
Metropolis Ladies
Lil Child & Lil Durk
Migos
Younger Dolph & Key Glock

Greatest Feminine Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Child

Dr. Bobby Jones Greatest Gospel/inspirational Award
“All in Your Arms” – Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life” – Kanye West
“Grace” – Kelly Value
“Hallelujah” – Fred Hammond
“Maintain Us Collectively (Hope Combine)” – H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh” – Elevation Worship & Maverick Metropolis Music
“We Win” – Lil Child X Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award
“Better of Me (Originals)” – Alicia Keys
“Good Morning Beautiful” – Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy” – Chlöe
“Strain” – Ari Lennox
“Roster” – Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal” – Summer season Walker & Ari Lennox
“Girl” – Doja Cat

Greatest Worldwide Act
Dave (U.Ok.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.Ok.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Main League Djz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Tems (Nigeria)

Viewer’s Selection Award
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Chris Brown & Younger Thug – “Go Loopy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “Popstar”
Drake ft. Lil Durk – “Snort Now Cry Later”
Lil Child – “The Greater Image”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”
Silk Sonic – “Depart the Door Open”

Video of the Yr
“Household Ties” – Child Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy” – Chlöe
“Kiss Me Extra” – Doja Cat feat. SZA
“Strain” – Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window” – Silk Sonic
“Means 2 Attractive” – Drake feat. Future & Younger Thug

Video Director of the Yr
Anderson .Paak a.ok.a. Director .Paak
Benny Increase
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Greatest Film
Candyman
King Richard
Respect
Area Jam: A New Legacy
Summer season of Soul
The More durable They Fall

Greatest Actress
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, “Bel Air”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, “Energy E-book II: Ghost”
Queen Latifah, “The Equalizer”
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
Regina King, The More durable They Fall
Zendaya, “Euphoria” | Spider-Man: No Means Dwelling

Greatest Actor
Adrian Holmes, “Bel Air”
Anthony Anderson, “Black-Ish”
Damson Idris, “Snowfall”
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | “Godfather of Harlem”
Jabari Banks, “Bel Air”
Sterling Ok. Brown, “This Is Us”
Will Smith, King Richard

Youngstars Award
Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Yr Award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Yr Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry

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