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Lil Nas X Blasts BET Awards Over Snub

Lil Nas X Blasts BET Awards Over Snub

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The 2022 BET Awards nominations had been introduced right this moment 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 “Business 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 largest songs of final yr & a critically acclaimed album,” he mentioned. “i really feel like that ought to’ve helped me a bit.”

One other particular person 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 making an attempt to highschool me on an award present i’ve watched my complete childhood + it’s not the hip hop awards + they’ve a pop class.”

In line with Nas, the snub isn’t just about him. “doesn’t even must 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 must struggle to be seen on this world and even once we make it to the highest mfs attempt to fake we’re invisible.”

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Whereas he might not be attending the present, he joked that he will probably 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 Finest 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 In 2019, he carried out his record-breaking hit “Outdated City Highway” with Billy Ray Cyrus.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 stay 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 12 months
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

Finest 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
“Manner 2 Horny,” Drake feat. Future & Younger Thug
“Complete Lotta Cash” (Remix), Bia feat. Nicki Minaj

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

Finest Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Fortunate Daye
The Weeknd
Yung Bleu

Finest New Artist
Child Keem
Benny the Butcher
Muni Lengthy
Yung Bleu

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

Finest Feminine Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj

Finest Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Child

Dr. Bobby Jones Finest 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

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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
“Lady” – Doja Cat

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

Viewer’s Alternative 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 – “Giggle Now Cry Later”
Lil Child – “The Larger Image”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”
Silk Sonic – “Go away the Door Open”

Video of the 12 months
“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
“Manner 2 Horny” – Drake feat. Future & Younger Thug

Video Director of the 12 months
Anderson .Paak a.ok.a. Director .Paak
Benny Increase
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Finest Film
King Richard
Area Jam: A New Legacy
Summer season of Soul
The Tougher They Fall

Finest Actress
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, “Bel Air”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, “Energy Ebook II: Ghost”
Queen Latifah, “The Equalizer”
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
Regina King, The Tougher They Fall
Zendaya, “Euphoria” | Spider-Man: No Manner House

Finest 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 Okay. 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 12 months Award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the 12 months Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry

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