*Lil Nas X hit the stage during the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday and decided to close out his performance with a bang!
While performing his controversial hit song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” Lil Nas closed it out with a passionate kiss from one of his backup dancers. Of course his bold move was met with some backlash but was also widely celebrated on social media. Diddy even tweeted to him, “Lil Nas X did that!! Be fearless!!! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿.”
Although Nas has been reposting a bunch of positive reactions to his performance, he did defend himself against critics. One upset Twitter user said, “DONT USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S***S LIKE THIS!!!!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS.” Lil Nas X then replied, “y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in african culture.”
Needless to say, folks on social media are feelin’ some kinda way over the kiss. Here are some select reactions:
Y’all always tell people to do what makes them happy. When they do, it’s a Problem🤦🏾♀️
That don’t matter it’s a time an place BET awards all kinda ages he watching
So we gonna ignore the fact that Diddy was loving that 😂😂😂
It’s just too gay
Madonna did it and it was cool. Why is this so different?
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