You better believe that Lil Nas X had the perfect response cued up when some haters complained about his same-sex kiss with a dancer during his flashy, Michael Jackson-inspired run through of "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" at Sunday night's (June 27) 2021 BET Awards.
During Lil Nas' "Remember the Time"-style set -- in which he shared a kiss with a male dancer at the end of the set -- the 22-year-old rapper's lip-lock drew cheers and some standing ovations in the house and online, but some Twitter users took the opportunity to lash out with homophobic remarks. "DON'T USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S--TS LIKE THIS!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS," wrote one, seemingly in response to the costuming in the performance.
Lil Nas, who was dressed like an Egyptian pharaoh with matching knee-high boots, was seemingly unfazed, hitting back with, "Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture."