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Lil Nas X Details 'Painful and Strained' History with BET, Says Network Asked If He Worshiped Satan

Lil Nas X is expanding on his feelings toward BET. After making headlines with his criticism of the network for snubbing him at the BET Awards 2022 and subsequently releasing his new single "Late to Da Party," which disses BET in its lyrics and artwork, Lil Nas X and members of his team spoke to Rolling Stone about his "painful and strained" relationship with the organization.
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Lil Nas X says BET made him promise he doesn’t worship the devil

Lil Nas X’s relationship with the BET Awards is even more fraught, and disappointing, than previously known. The day before the show, which aired on Sunday night, with a controversial zero nominations for the breakout pop star, the rapper and his team spoke to Rolling Stone, giving more details on his escalating feud with the network.
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Jack Harlow protests Lil Nas X snub with T-shirt at BET Awards 2022

Jack Harlow is team Lil Nas X. The “First Class” rapper showed up at Sunday night’s 2022 BET Awards, and brought his “Industry Baby” collaborator along in the form of a T-shirt. Lil Nas X, 23, tweeted his frustration earlier this month after being snubbed by the awards show this year. “Thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again. black excellence!,” the “Old Town Road” hitmaker wrote, then deleted. He also added (then deleted), “I just feel like black gay ppl have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend...
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Lil Nas X on Teasing New Music in His Vitaminwater Collab, Why He Wants ‘Bussy’ in the Dictionary, and Grupo Firme

Click here to read the full article. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Lil Nas X is our trolliest, silliest, goofiest pop star. That’s a fact. And that’s probably why he’s been enlisted by vitaminwater to play the colorful multitudes of his identity in a new set of commercials. As part of the beverage brand’s “Nourish Every You” campaign, Rolling Stone can exclusively share one of Lil Nas X’s spots — the “feeling it” Nas — which sees the musician nearly falling for another guy, before...
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Lil Nas X Expands Upon BET Awards Beef: “It Didn’t Start With This Year’s Nominations”

Last Friday, Lil Nas X released a new single, “Late To The Party,” which includes the refrain “Fuck BET.” It’s the result of a beef with the BET Awards show, which aired on Sunday night and for which Lil Nas X was not nominated. When the nominations were announced a few weeks ago, Lil Nas X expressed his disappointment with the network: “how can i get acknowledged by the most acclaimed award show in the world and then not even just 1 nomination from my own people?” he tweeted at the time.
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Lil Nas X says his “relationship with BET has been painful and strained for quite some time”

Lil Nas X has opened up about his strained relationship with Black Entertainment Television (BET), after taking numerous shots at the network this month. In early June, the rapper took to Twitter to address his exclusion from this year’s list of BET Awards nominees, writing in a since-deleted tweet that he’d received “an outstanding zero nominations again”. In another tweet, Lil Nas said he was using the opportunity to address “the bigger problem of homophobia in the Black community”.
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