Rappers Lil Nas X and NBA YoungBoy have joined forces for a new track. On “Late To Da Party,” produced by Take A Daytrip, Lil Nas X takes aim at the 2022 BET Awards, which he didn’t receive any nominations for this year.
Lil Nas X began teasing the song earlier this week with a roughly 30-second teaser advertising live performances from him and NBA YoungBoy at the awards show, calling it “culture’s biggest night.”
The rapper had a breakthrough year with two top singles, “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow and “Montero [Call Me By Your Name].” His debut album Montero was also certified platinum.
BET has since responded to Lil Nas X with a statement citing his nomination at the awards last year, as well as his “Old Town Road” performance with Billy Ray Cyrus at the event in 2019:
“He was nominated for a best new artist BET Award in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary talent and creativity on the show twice: He performed ‘Old Town Road’ with Billy Ray Cyrus at BET Awards 2019 and his BET Awards 2021 performance was a highlight of our show. No one cheered louder that night than BET.
Unfortunately, this year, he was not nominated by BET’s voting academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of nearly 500 entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts. No one from BET serves as a member of the voting academy.
At BET, we are passionate advocates for the wonderful diversity that exists within our community. We are committed to using all of our platforms to provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community.”
Listen to Lil Nas X and NBA YoungBoy’s “Late To Da Party” now.
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