The highly anticipated 2022 BET Awards nomination list has been released, featuring outstanding stars in the entertainment industry. However, it’s not such great news for Lil Nas X who was not included.
The “Old Town Road” rapper took to Twitter to candidly voice his thoughts regarding being excluded from the awards, however, the tweet has been deleted.
Lil Nas X Believes His Past Successful Year Should Have Gotten Him A BET Nomination
The Shade Room captured the rapper’s tweets and shared them in three slides on Instagram, noting that he had more to vent following him not getting nominated for the BET Awards.
Lil Nas X believed Black gay people had to struggle to be seen in the world, and when said people succeed, others pretend they are invisible. He expressed so in the first slide of the channel’s post.
The second capture showed his response to a fan questioning what he had released as per music and declaring that he was using being Black and homosexual as an excuse.
The “Panini” musician stated that having three of the biggest songs of last year and a “critically acclaimed” album were worthy enough to have enabled him to become nominated.
The last slide was another reaction to a fan’s statement about him being a pop artist and not eligible to be nominated as BET Awards honored only hip hop, rap, and R&B stars. Lil Nas X’s counter the fan’s message read:
“no offense but u are literally of caucasian persuasion and trying to school me on an award show i’ve watched my entire childhood + it’s not the hip hop awards + they have a pop category + ratio.”
Meanwhile, Pop Crave uploaded two tweets from the 23-year-old singer on Twitter; one was similar to The Shade Room’s second snap, while the other showed Lil Nas X appreciating BET Awards for the exclusion.
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His appreciation tweet read, “thank you bet awards, an outstanding zero nominations again. Black excellence [grateful hands and white heart emoji].”
Fans responded to Pop Crave’s tweet, agreeing with the pop-rap star about the success of last year while also stressing that he deserved a BET nomination.
Some also noted that he had previously received several notable nominations, including one from NAACP, Grammys, and iHeartRadio, but wondered why he was unworthy of a BET accolade.
Speaking of the BET Awards ceremony, PEOPLE detailed the upcoming event, including its venue, host, and comprehensive list of nominees.
The occasion will be hosted by prominent actress Taraji P. Henson and will hold on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles.
As for the nominees’ list, Doja Cat takes the lead with six nominations, while Ari Lennox and Drake follow closely behind with four nods, the second-highest nominations.
Other artists with top nominations include Baby Keem, Chlöe, Future, Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak], H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Tems, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, and Lil Baby. They all have three nominations each.
There are nineteen categories included in the BET Awards 2022, which tributes performances from the past year in music, film, television, and sports.
Although the annual ceremony was promoted as “culture’s biggest night,” the presenters and performers that would make an appearance are yet to be revealed.
Nevertheless, it intends to “showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating the present and future of Black music by elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.”
Taraji P. Henson Will Host The 2022 BET Awards For A Second Time
Last month, The Blast reported Taraji P. Henson‘s epic comeback to her hosting duties for the 2022 BET Awards. She first hosted the occasion last June, and she will return this June for the same obligations.
The Black Entertainment Television, BET, announced the exciting news on May 5 while Henson spoke to PEOPLE about the upcoming duties.
She expressed her honor to reprise her hosting role at the approaching ceremony and share the podium with remarkable fellow artists. She then called it the “empire of Black Excellence.”
The “Hidden Figures” actress further commended her BET associates for their amazingly creative works and gushed about her anticipation for the momentous ceremony.
In her words, “I can’t wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment, and culture with our viewers on what will be one unforgettable night.”