ENTERTAINMENT: LIL NAS X CLAPS BACK AT HATERS OVER BET AWARDS SAME-SEX KISS
(Photo Credits: Screengrab from BETNetworks’ Official YouTube Account)
Lil Nas X created an uproar on social media after he gave what BuzzFeed described as “a legendary performance” at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night. The Old Town Road singer performed a royal rendition of Montero (Call Me By Your Name) which was inspired by Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time.
Lil Nas X gave a hot and riveting performance. In addition, he sparked online debate because he kissed one of his male dancers during the end of his show.
The reaction was immediate. Some netizens said the kiss was reminiscent of Adam Lambert’s 2009 American Music Awards on-stage kiss with his keyboard player. Lambert’s For Your Entertainment performance was, at the time, described as “racy” and “shocking.”
Then, there were also those who criticized Madonna for comparing Lil Nas X’s kiss to her very own infamous kiss with Britney Spears during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Madonna shared on her Instagram story a picture of Lil Nas X’s kiss plus a picture of her kissing Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV VMAs with a caption that said: “#DidItFirst.”
Even if it was a joke, it’s not giving what she thought it gave— jr 🇲🇽 (@jayjuniorrrr) June 30, 2021
your whole career was built off of voguing. your vma kiss was literally you queer baiting. the difference between a white woman queer baiting to “express her sexuality” whilst not being queer is eons different from lil nas x expressing his sexuality— while you were out – em/manny (@malakaiparker02) June 30, 2021
Lil Nas X however, was quick to defend Madonna, tweeting, “me and madonna are friends. it’s just a joke.”
me and madonna are friends. it’s just a joke.— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) June 30, 2021
Adam Lambert, on the other hand, told Billboard on Tuesday: “I thought it was hot,” Lambert said when asked about his opinion on Lil Nas X’s performance. “He’s really giving it to us. I think he is definitely like the gay pop star that is 2021 — he’s bold, he’s controversial, he’s pushing boundaries. That’s what we want our pop stars to do. It’s just taken this long to have it be a gay one.”
Meanwhile, fans were thrilled about the kiss. Some of them wished “there was a superstar like him 20 years ago when I was growing up.” But there were also those who criticized Lil Nas X and bombarded him with homophobic comments but he replied and said:
“y’all hate yourselves so much. y’all live your lives trying your best to appease straight ppl. y’all are uncomfortable with what i do because y’all are afraid they will be uncomfortable with you. work on yourselves, i love who i am and whatever i decide to do. get there.”
y’all hate yourselves so much. y’all live your lives trying your best to appease straight ppl. y’all are uncomfortable with what i do because y’all are afraid they will be uncomfortable with you. work on yourselves, i love who i am and whatever i decide to do. get there. https://t.co/oHoYkux98F— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) June 28, 2021
Of course, Lil Nas X also took the time to thank his fans. On a separate tweet, he first revealed that it took him “a lot of time to mentally prepare for this performance.” He shared that he had a hard time calming his nerves even during the performance and that he was “trembling knowing that i was performing something like that in front of my straight peers.” The he added, “thank you guys for the love.”
it took me a lot of time to mentally prepare for this performance. while on stage i was trembling knowing that i was performing something like that in front of my straight peers. even during the performance i was having a hard time calming my nerves. thank you guys for the love.— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) June 28, 2021
What’s your favorite Lil Nas X song, guys? How did you find his controversial 2021 BET Awards performance? Watch it below:
*( HOT ;-} Thanks for sharing this!
Being that I too, am black & gay and proud of “who” I know myself to be, I’ve never been ashamed of myself. I pretty much told my family to fuck themselves, after the confrontation; my mother on the phone asking if I’m gay ’cause I was seen the night before coming out of the “Gay 90’s.” Just stand-up to people, regardless of who they are; in your life or not. I’m not sure about him overall, but I love his boldness-the fucking guts to be an individual, “you, will not tell me who I am; or run my life… Read more »
Admire and respect his strength and courage and yours as well Lamar. Keep doing you bruh!!!
Thanks, Marcus, my family did, because of my strength come around to acceptance; meeting my friends or chosen family from many back grounds and colors. My mother and I became the best of friends as I became her favorite son.
Lil Nas Can do as He wants to! God gave us all freedom to make our own choices. God created us all equal! And Americans need to stop hating on each other! lqbqt or heterosexual. Getting along isn’t that difficult.
Why is it ok when 2 women are kissing but not 2 men?
Because we’ve not come as far as we pretend, we’re much more acclimated to men murdering each other, we don’t even flinch anymore at two men blowing each other away. Many, are still very barbaric.
Couldn’t care less about BET. If Madonna can lock lips with another woman, I’ll say it like this: It’s none of my business. I only watch the classic NON-WOKE tv from the past. The MSM is a marxist propaganda arm of the Democratic party, where only “their” side matters. I don’t know about you, but to me based on the 50 years that I have been alive, I was taught that there were 3 sides to a story: This side, That side, and The Truth Truth isn’t racist. And those who cry that “r” word…..you are what you are accusing… Read more »
Well-written & well supported!
Pull your head out of Donald Trumps fat ass and read. You don’t even know what the word “Marxist” even means.
I used to live with a communist. So don’t be telling me what a Marxist is. Let’s get that straight right here and now!
And for the record, I’m middle of the road.
And furthermore, it’s people like you Trey that also drove a lot of people in last year’s electon to vote for Trump.
The Dems Stole it.
Buddhism, “cause and effect’ so, that is to say that to some degree, you are right . . . “Mark,” 400 yrs., and counting!
Well….I can’t turn back the clock, nor can I undo history. However, what I can do on my side is to keep a reminder of the past in terms of present and future actions so that I don’t fall into those steps and repeat history once again.
I hope I worded that right.
im da end, it still needs to be done b/c dudes blk still have incorrect ideas of what who, why and on some shit, if they making comments offensive on some hatin’ shit, then you know what…jealous, racist or wich they had what u have, tell them fuk off and to got suk a dick….
I actually think to some degree, this is his way of thumbing his nose at a very sexist, toxic- masculine, testosterone-driven, male dominated genre. He has his own testosterone driving his very young mind. It’s brash, yes, a peck on the mouth would have done fine, but it’s also cathartic for him, I think.
Madonna did it first
Madonna is not queer, or black. She is a white heterosexual woman with privileges.