Lil Nas X has been teasing his dis track “Late to da Party” for quite some time, and he finally shared it with the world. The Grammy-winning rapper joined forces with NBA YoungBoy in a goofy music video for his latest single that addresses his feud with BET Awards.
“Late to da Party” is probably Lil Nas X’s most meta video yet. It opens with him flushing a photoshopped BET Award down the toilet, paying homage to some of his previous videos, and shifting through countless memes and watermarked stock photos.
Lil Nas X started plotting this song after receiving zero nominations at the 2022 BET Awards this year. Some people felt it was silly of him to hold a grudge since he’s a Grammy-winning artist, but Lil Nas X took it seriously because he believes it hints at the bigger problem of homophobia in the black community.
“This is my point exactly, how can I get acknowledged by the most acclaimed award show in the world and then not even just 1 nomination from my own people? Is that not crazy? Am I really tripping,” wrote the rapper on Twitter earlier this year.
BET Awards representatives dismissed his allegations, saying that they “love Lil Nas X” and that they’re using their platforms to “provide visibility and inclusion for all of the many intersections of the Black community.”