Almost a 12 months after Lil Nas X dropped his debut album, the “Business Child” returned with new music on Friday (June 24) – and he introduced alongside his normal quantity of sass and charisma. With loads of hype for the track stemming from Nas X’s shutout from the 2022 BET Awards, “Late To Da Get together” sees him crew with YoungBoy Never Broke Again to throw main shade on the BET Awards. “Yeah, fuck BET (Yeah), fuck BET (Yeah), fuck BET (Yeah, yeah),” are simply a few of the wild lyrics. Need extra? Take heed to the total track above!
Forward of the track’s launch, Lil Nas X launched a teaser that spoofed the Star Wars scroll. “Episode 1: F-CK BET,” it learn. “NBA YOUNGBOY is on home arrest, trapped on the remoted planet HATU. The Brutal Empire of Terror (BET) has betrayed LIL NAS X, turning their again on him after utilizing him for clout. With the music trade in turmoil, the galaxy is in search of a hero. NAS should use the traditional energy of VIDEO EDITING to free YB and defeat the evil BET earlier than time runs out…” Lil Nas X additionally posted a spoof BET Awards promo to tease the track. ‘
LATE TO DA PARTY 🎈
THIS FRIDAY! pic.twitter.com/4fQcBzCEsd
— obamas cousin (@LilNasX) June 22, 2022
The scroll appeared to reference how YoungBoy By no means Broke Once more (Kentrell Gaulden) was granted a $1.5 million bail with strict circumstances, including house arrest in October 2021 whereas awaiting trial on federal gun fees, per Rolling Stone. YoungBoy pleaded not responsible to fees he was a felon in possession of an unregistered Masterpiece Arms 9 mm and a .45 caliber Glock Mannequin 21 pistol when he was arrested in September 2020. YoungBoy was taken into custody in March 2021 after a chase. His trial is ready for July.
In the meantime, Lil Nas X goes to struggle with BET. The rollout for the brand new track seemingly started at the beginning of June, after the BET Awards introduced this 12 months’s nominations – and Lil Nas X wasn’t wherever to be discovered. “Thanks, BET Awards,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet on June 1, per Billboard. “An excellent zero nominations once more. Black excellence!” When one Twitter person requested why he felt like he deserved to be nominated, Lil Nas X responded with, “idk possibly three of the most important songs of final 12 months & a critically acclaimed album. I really feel like that ought to’ve helped me a bit.”
Lil Nas X urged that his sexuality was a cause why he retains getting shut out of the BET Awards. “Not even that, doesn’t even need to be me nominated. I simply really feel like black homosexual ppl need to combat to be seen on this world and even once we make it to the highest mfs attempt to [pretend] we’re invisible.” Lower than per week later, Lil Nas X took to Instagram to escalate this feud with the community. He previewed a track, initially referred to as “Late to the Get together,” which featured vocals from YoungBoy. The music began with Lil Nas X repeatedly saying, “F-ck BET.”
Lil Nas X was nominated for Finest New Artist in 2020. He was additionally nominated for 5 BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019 and 2021, profitable Single of the 12 months and Finest Collab, Duo or Group for “Previous City Street.”
BET finally issued a statement in response to Lil Nas X’s frustration: “We love Lil Nas X. He was nominated for a Finest New Artist BET Award in 2020, and we proudly showcased his extraordinary expertise and creativity on the present twice: he carried out ‘Previous City Street” with Billy Ray Cyrus at ‘BET Awards’ 2019 and his ‘BET Awards’ 2021 efficiency was a spotlight of our present. Nobody cheered louder that evening than BET.
“Sadly, this 12 months, he was not nominated by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of practically 500 leisure professionals within the fields of music, tv, movie, digital advertising and marketing, sports activities journalism, public relations, influencers, and artistic arts. Nobody from BET serves as a member of the Voting Academy.”
“At BET, we’re passionate advocates for the great variety that exists inside our neighborhood. We’re dedicated to utilizing all of our platforms to supply visibility and inclusion for the entire many intersections of the Black neighborhood.”