On Sunday, 27th of June, the 2021 BET Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and featured several jaw-dropping moments, which served as the highlights of the night.
Early in the evening, Migos performed 2 of the songs off of their latest album Culture III “Straightenin” and “Type Shit”, then went on to shock the audience when Cardi B emerged with her very pregnant belly.
It was time for Lil Nas X to take the stage, and he pulled out all the stops, executing a rendition of “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” in honor of Michael Jackson.
The performance boasted an Egyptian theme with Lil Nas X sporting an Egyptian headdress and gold attire. But it was the passionate kiss with a male dancer at the end that caught Diddy’s attention, as well as, the rest of social media.
Shortly after his rendition, Diddy moved to Twitter and said, “Lil Nas X did that!!” he wrote. “Be fearless!!!”
Someone, who clearly was not pleased about Nas’ actions said “DONT USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR SHITS LIKE THIS!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS,”
Lil Nas X replied, “y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in african culture.”