Lil Nas X hasactually taken his fight with the BET Awards up a notch by slamming the organisation in his brand-new single and music video.
The Old Town Road hitmaker called out the organisation, which commemorates African Americans in music, acting, sports and other fields of homeentertainment, earlier this month after he stoppedworking to get any elections for the yearly awards program for the 2nd year in a row.
He has now taken more shots at BET with his mostcurrent release, the NBA YoungBoy cooperation Late To Da Party.
Teasing the tune on Thursday night, the Industry Baby vocalist published a satire of Star Wars’ renowned opening crawl – entitled “Episode I: Fk BET” – to discuss the story behind the upcoming video.
“NBA YOUNGBOY is on home arrest, caught on the separated world HATU. The Brutal Empire of Terror (BET) hasactually betrayed LIL NAS X, turning their back on him after utilizing him for influence,” the crawl checksout. “With the music market in chaos, the galaxy is looking for a hero. NAS should usage the ancient power of VIDEO EDITING to complimentary YB and defeat the evil BET priorto time runs out…”
The tune opens with Lil Nas X shouting “Fk BET” and concludes with him crashing the awards and duplicating the chant on the phase.
The 23-year-old ongoing to slam BET with the single’s cover art, which portrays a individual urinating on a BET Award that hasactually been put down the toilet. The image is a clear recommendation to Kanye West’s 2020 viral video in which he does the exactsame to a Grammy.
Venting his aggravations about his awards snub, Lil Nas tweeted earlier this month, “I simply feel like black gay ppl have to battle to be seen in this world and even when we make it to the leading mfs (motherfkers) shot to pretend we are undetectable (sic).”
BET reacted in a declaration, stating they “love” the artist and “use all of our platforms to offer presence and addition for all of the numerous crossways of the Black neighborhood.”
The 2022 BET Awards, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will take location in Los Angeles on Sunday.