In latest weeks, Lil Nas X has been vocal about the truth that he obtained zero nominations for the 2022 BET Awards. The rapper criticized the community on social media, and posted snippets of an unreleased tune that included the lyrics, “Fuck BET.” Now, Lil Nas X has formally shared the monitor, which options YoungBoy By no means Broke Once more. It’s referred to as “Late to da Occasion,” and you may hear it beneath.
Lil Nas X launched a trailer for “Late to da Occasion” forward of the only’s launch. It contained the next message:
“Late to da Occasion” is Lil Nas X’s first piece of recent music since he dropped his debut album Montero in 2021. Earlier this 12 months, he carried out a medley of tracks from that LP—“Useless Proper Now,” “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify),” and “Business Child”—on the Grammy Awards alongside Jack Harlow. He’s slated to kick off the his Lengthy Stay Montero Tour in September.
BET introduced its full record of 2022 nominees on June 1. Lil Nas X posted numerous since-deleted tweets on the subject (as reported by shops like Selection and Deadline), together with the unofficial snippet of “Late to da Occasion.”
On June 7, the artist tweeted, “this not over no wager award that is in regards to the greater downside of homophobia within the black group, y’all can sit and fake all u need however imma danger all of it for us.” When somebody pointed to his 2020 Grammy win, he tweeted: “that is my level precisely how can I get acknowledged by essentially the most acclaimed award present on this planet after which not even simply 1 nomination from my very own folks? is that not loopy? am i actually tripping.”