Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Twitter Users Cancel Lil Nas X After His Alleged Old Islamophobic Tweets Surface

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Lil Nas X performs at Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on June 02, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
(June 1, 2019 – Source: Getty Images North America)

*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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The account in question previously posted several pearl-clutching weets — including several that were Islamophobic in nature — see the post below. 

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:

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):

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). 

One Twitter user summed up the controversy with the following post: 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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