*Over the weekend, Lil Nas X had it popping on Twitter when he became a trending topic over offensive tweets that he may or may not have posted before becoming super star artist.
According to Perez Hilton, the hashtag #LilNasXIsOverParty was driving conversation across social media after old tweets belonging to a Nicki Minaj stan account was linked to the rapper — even though he denies ever being associated with the formerly popular @NasMaraj Twitter page.
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— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) June 24, 2019
The account in question previously posted several pearl-clutching weets — including several that were Islamophobic in nature — see the post below.
The #LilNasXIsOverParty hashtag is filled with resurfaced Islamophobic tweets belonging to ‘NasMaraj,’ as well as back-and-forth among users trying to discern if NasMaraj is in fact, Lil Nas X. pic.twitter.com/pYHTCfNTVU
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 23, 2019
The Atlanta-native attempted to distance himself from the drama but Twitter sleuths called him out and came with receipts in the form of screenshots of the old tweets — and this is how #LilNasXisOverParty was birthed on Twitter — see post below:
this is why lil nas x is denying he ever owned the acc nasmaraj. cos of the Islamophobic tweets he made, not because he doesn’t want to be known as a nicki stan. pic.twitter.com/QFY8Nmyk0Y
— lew (@LEWMARAJJ) May 30, 2019
Critics even noted how @NasMaraj previously criticized Cardi B… only for Lil Nas X to turn around and do a new single with the “Money” rapper (below):
AND NOW HE GOT A SONG WITH HER
— BRATATATATRON?? (@suprizeglacee) June 23, 2019
Eventually, the hip-hop star joined in on his own roasting by posting a meme of Squidward Tentacles begging for change, along with the caption: “me after getting cancelled” (see below).
me after getting cancelled pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlAQ2U
— nope (@LilNasX) June 23, 2019
One Twitter user summed up the controversy with the following post:
-Pretends to be straight to keep his fame going
-Has made islamaphobic remarks
-Got famous and denied ever being a barb & even liked a comment calling nicki trash
-Performed with Cardi B after dragging her on Twitter when he was a stan
THIS MAN IS A FRAUD
— highschool stan✨ (@onikasbodyguard) June 15, 2019