Lil Nas X is among those criticising the worldwide "Blackout Tuesday" campaign, which has seen thousands of people posting blank tiles under the Black Lives Matter hashtag.
After the death of George Floyd in the custody of white police officers in Minneapolis last week, word recently began to spread online promoting a social media blackout in solidarity with the black community.
Many people, including celebrities such as Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Drake joined the blackout on Tuesday, posting blank tiles to their accounts.
However, despite strong support from some of the biggest names in the industry, the blackout has been met with some criticism, particularly after people realised that the blank posts were potentially blocking people's access to important information and resources.
With people using #BlackLivesMatter to caption the blackout, the hashtag has become overrun with blank tiles, meaning that valuable news items and resources are virtually impossible to find.
Some people even suggested that the blank posts were censoring the Black Lives Matter hashtag.
While others said that while using the hashtag had no ill-intent, it was still "essentially doing harm to the message".
And now Lil Nas has had his say, posting a tweet that suggested the blackout was "not helping" because "people need to see what’s going on".
When challenged on his stance that the blackout was "the worst idea ever", the rapper responded that he thought spreading information was more important.
"I just really think this is the time to push as hard as ever," he added. "We don't need to slow it down by posting nothing. We need to spread info and be as loud as ever."
Kehlani also spoke up about the blackout, saying that she didn't think it was useful, especially considering Tuesdays aren't a "big deal" in the music industry because new music is usually released on Fridays.
"When people click that hashtag, they need to see what's going on," she said of the blank tiles under the Black Lives Matter hashtag. "They need to see it harshly, vividly, accurately, in their faces."
However, Kehlani made clear that she did support the original idea behind the blackout, but that the message behind it had gotten lost along the way.
If you're taking part in the social media blackout on Tuesday, consider using #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused instead of #BlackLivesMatter — both are dedicated to the cause and won't disrupt important information shared under the Black Lives Matter hashtag.