Lil Nas X Clapped Back At Criticism For Kissing A Male Dancer At The 2021 BET Awards

    Lil Nas X ended Pride Month with a bang!

    Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance was everything!

    The rapper paid tribute to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Remember the Time” when he performed “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” at the awards show.

    And the best part about his set was when he shared a long passionate kiss with one of his dancers.

    The kiss was so incredible that the “Old Town Road” rapper received a standing ovation from Pose star Mj Rodriguez and a few other celebrities.

    Plus, Diddy gave him a sweet shoutout on Twitter.

    Lil Nas X did that!! Be fearless!!! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

    @Diddy / Via Twitter: @Diddy

    The only person who didn't seem to like it was this Twitter user who thought Lil Nas X's performance disrespected African culture.

    y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in african culture

    @LilNasX / Via Twitter: @LilNasX

    So the rapper took some time out of his day to enlighten his hater. "Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture," he responded.

    Lil Nas X performs onstage at the BET Awards 2021

    After all, the "Rodeo" rapper's fans loved his performance!



    @rapalert3 Ok I love this man for this and ending out pride month with a bang. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    @lauraleeTRB / Via Twitter: @lauraleeTRB

    @rapalert3 He slaaaayyyeeeddd the stage...ate and no left no mfn crumbs

    @ira_oji / Via Twitter: @ira_oji

    @rapalert3 This was soooooo good holy shit!!!!

    SigmaSurge_ / Via Twitter: @SigmaSurge_

    There's no denying it! Lil Nas X brought down the house at the BET Awards. You can see his full performance below:

    Lil Nas X performs “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name,” and pays homage to Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” at the 2021 #BETAwards

    @rapalert3 / Via Twitter: @rapalert3