–BET revealed its slate of nominees on Wednesday for the 2022 BET Awards on June 26, and Lil Nas X was not one of them. The Grammy-winning artist took to Twitter in a series of since-deleted tweets to air his frustrations at the annual show.
“Thank you bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again,” he said before sarcastically adding, “black excellence!”
Lil Nas’ reaction prompted mixed reviews by fans, most of whom addressed the artists who did receive nominations. One user said, “BET Awards didn’t nominate Lil Nas X but know who they did nominate? Jack Harlow.” Another said, “I really wish Lil Nas X didn’t delete his tweets about the BET Awards. He was right. He had some of the biggest songs, videos, and album of the year so to not be nominated for ANYTHING is insane.”
–The crowd went wild at a Silk Sonic concert earlier this week, when Bruno Mars burst onstage sporting an Anderson .Paak-inspired wig and surprising his group member with the new look.
“Had to prank my brother @anderson._paak last night to end this run with a Bayang!” Bruno said, sharing a clip of the funny moment on Instagram.
While Paak continued on in that moment, singing the chorus to their hit, “Leave the Door Open,” he did so with an amused look on his face, laughing at Bruno’s hair choice for the night.
–Ebony revealed its June cover star Wednesday. Featured on the iconic front page is Grammy-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R and her dad, Kenny Wilson.
The father-daughter duo opened up about their musical journey together, including Wilson’s confession that he “never imagined his daughter would share stages with the music legends he introduced her to as a kid.”
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