Lil Nas X’s Kanye-Inspired Single Cover Puts a BET Award in the Toilet

On the eve of Guess Awards weekend, Lil Nas X — who shaded the show final month for not nominating him for any awards — went after the exhibit once more. On Thursday afternoon he posted the address picture of his subsequent one, “Late to Da Party,” which reveals him (presumably it is him) urinating on a Bet Award in a rest room — a very clear reference to Kanye West’s 2020 social media movie of himself urinating on a Grammy.

“Late to Da Party” could nicely be a diss track against the Guess Awards, with the rapper having previewed the opening of the track on social media, which functions him chanting “Fuck Wager, fuck Wager.”

Lil Nas expressed his frustrations about the Wager Awards, adhering to the announcement of their nominations on June 1, which observed the rapper obtain zero nominations for a next consecutive 12 months. In a due to the fact-deleted conversation, Lil Nas spoke about experience marginalized by the awards physique, which honors the achievements of Black artists in many fields of leisure. Nas, who is openly and outspokenly LGBTQ, tweeted, “i just truly feel like black gay ppl have to combat to be observed in this globe and even when we make it to the major mfs test to fake we are invisible.”

In tweets adhering to the announcement of the track on June 7, Nas wrote that the song was “about the larger difficulty of homophobia in the Black community… y’all can sit and fake all u want but imma risk it all for us.” He also expressed irritation at being snubbed by the Guess Awards, pointing out that though he gets recognition from awards bodies like the Grammys, a ceremony devoted to Black artists does not acknowledge him.

Wager would afterwards launch a statement with regards to Lil Nas’ criticisms of the firm, proclaiming that they “Use all of our platforms to present visibility and inclusion for all of the a lot of intersections of the Black neighborhood.”

“We appreciate Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a ideal new artist Bet Award in 2020 and we proudly showcased his incredible expertise and creativity on the show twice,” BET’s statement reads. “Unfortunately, this yr, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of virtually 500 amusement pros in the fields of tunes, television, movie, digital internet marketing, sporting activities journalism, community relations, influencers and inventive arts.

“No one particular from Guess serves as a member of the Voting Academy,” the statement ongoing. “At Guess, we are passionate advocates for the fantastic variety that exists in just our community. We are committed to employing all of our platforms to offer visibility and inclusion for all of the quite a few intersections of the Black local community.”

The Wager Awards are established to air this Sunday on Bet at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. “Late to Da Party” will launch on midnight Friday.