Let Lil Nas X create another one music video everyone is talking about. On June 24, Lil Nas X released the music video for his song “Late To Da Party (F*CK BET)” featuring NBA YoungBoy. As you can probably tell from the title alone, the song was meant to stir up some drama. Suffice to say, Lil Nas X’s “Late To Da Party” music video is dissing BET left and right, taking aim at the network Nas has been feuding with for weeks.
The drama began on June 1, when the BET Awards announced their 2022 award nominations. Heavy hitters like Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Cardi B all made the cut, but one name was noticeably missing. Lil Nas X’s name was nowhere to be found, despite his album’s praise Montero received.
In a series of tweets following the nominations, Lil Nas X reportedly expressed his disappointment at the exclusion and explained why the snub was so hurtful: “thank you bet awards. one zero outstanding nominations again. black excellence Ouch. Lil Nas X has in the past been recognized by the BET Awards with a nomination for Best New Artist in 2020, which he lost to Roddy Rich. He also performed at the awards show in 2021, although he didn’t win any nominations that year. Nas went on to explain why the snub was really hot: “I don’t even have to be nominated. I just feel like black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world and even when we get to the top the mf’s try to pretend we’re invisible.
Following the string of since-deleted tweets, BET acknowledged Lil Nas X’s anger in a statement on June 8, but that wasn’t enough. The rapper took aim at the network in his scathing new diss track, which premiered days before the June 26 BET Awards.
The music video for “Late To Da Party (F*CK BET)” kicks off with Lil Nas X creating the cover for the song, depicting a BET award in the toilet urinating. Lil Nas X puts together the image of a lavish life through comic clip art and stock photos, ultimately ending with Lil Nas X and YoungBoy crushing the BET Awards — literally. Their car drives through the stadium and drops them on stage, where Lil Nas X floods the crowd with dollar bills.
The BET Awards have yet to respond to the very public diss track, and it certainly doesn’t look like Lil Nas X plans to put the brakes on this feud anytime soon.