Benzino Slammed For Saying Lil Nas X #BETAwards Performance Was ‘Satanic’ & ‘Irresponsible’

Published: Wednesday 30th Jun 2021 by Rashad

It’s been days since Lil Nas X took to the BET Awards stage to perform his controversial hit ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ yet the 22-year-old’s name remains the event’s most mentioned.

While some have praised the GRAMMY winner for his brazen performance, which included a Michael Jackson tribute and same-sex smooch, others – like rapper/producer-turned-reality star Benzino – believe LNX’s showing was too hot for TV.

Taking to social media recently, the 55-year-old waxed honest about his thoughts on the spectacle – going as far as labeling it ‘satanic.’  Needless to say, his commentary ignited quite the hoopla.

See what we mean inside:

In the now-deleted post captured by our friends at SpadeTV, Benzino (born Raymond Leon Scott) said:

“That shit BET pulled yesterday was lame as fuck. It was too uncomfortable, too irresponsible, too forced and too irrelevant to the awards,” he said. “Homie ain’t even hot like that for music anymore anyway. It’s a shame what all this is comming too. I wish I has the backing to bring the Source Awards back.” 

The ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star later insisted he has “respect for the gay community” and didn’t mean to “offend anyone” with his post after also slamming previous instances of same-sex affection on awards shows.

“I bought ol town road for ZINO, he knows every word but all the satanic sh*t I’m just not with,” Benzino added. “I could see if he was pooping [sic] but it was unexpected and unnecessary. I didn’t care for the Madonna kiss either. I could see if they way dating.”

Needless to say, his comments weren’t well received. Look below to see how some social media users reacted:

[photo sources: Getty Images/SpadeTV/Twitter]

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  1. BARB🦄 June 30, 2021

    HE DIDNT LIE

    • GrapeJuiceDrinker June 30, 2021

      Homophobic just like your fav. I’m not surprised…

  2. Farrahs Luggage June 30, 2021

    Irresponsible? Didn’t Coi Leray call him out for being a bad dad allegedly? And also, wasn’t Coi Leray dressed as a CICADA at the BET awards? And, in the words of Joseline, where is yo neck?

  3. Clarks0o00ñ June 30, 2021

    Benzino? When last did I hear of benzino?
    I’m surprised he is still alive.
    He is in the same category with ying yang twins and bubba sparkss.
    🤣🤣💀

  4. IKNOWTHETRUTH June 30, 2021

    GIRL COI IS UR CHILD NOT NAS X N COI IS TRASH CHILE GONE

  5. True Tea June 30, 2021

    CANCEL Twitter.

  6. Lmfao_Hoe June 30, 2021

    My thing is this if you gonna call out Lil Nas then call out every heterosexual male and female that showcased over sexual choreography, songs, clothing ect for a evening event that is broadcasting supposedly “Family television “ like cut the bs and address everyone. With or without Nas the industry has still gone to s*** so there isn’t a resolution until everyone gets called out on their s*** and yes Meg that thot s*** gotta go -redundant and showing that there’s nothing else musically bring to the table and will soon end your streak as your album did.

  7. Are You Kidding Me? June 30, 2021

    “Homie ain’t even hot like that for music anymore anyway. ”

    And you NEVER were hot. How are you on a show called Love and HIP HOP and I know NOT ONE of your songs???? At least Stevie J has Mariah Carey credits.

    Worry about why people wanted a refund for your sextape leaks and less why this burgeoning star is helping little black boys, girls, nonbinaries, trans and every other identity realize they are NOT abominations and deserve to be here.

    • Jayla Salon June 30, 2021

      Stevie J has Faith Evans, 112, B.I.G., MC Lyte, Total, LL Cool J, Tamia, Brian McKnight, Tevin Campbell, Eve, Mary J. Blige, 702 AND Mariah Carey credits.

  8. eric June 30, 2021

    Not that I disagree with his point, but the Source Awards didn’t exactly celebrate a wholesome image either.

    • KeyLoLo June 30, 2021

      Sure didn’t…Source and Ozone Awards was just ghetto and trashy…Both seemed scary to attend back in the day..we can do without them

  9. Lmfao_Hoe June 30, 2021

    Lil Nas however does the most though and it’s not because he’s gay as that should be irrelevant but he does continue to do things that scream gimmick smoke and mirrors where’s past Gay icons were still loved and appreciated because of their talent – Luther Vandross, George Michael, Elton John, Sam Smith (before doing the most too lol) Meshell Ndeocello ect another classic singer is Sylvester lord he was loved and nobody cared bout their sexualities because they had “Talent” to back their naysayers off and overall keep everyone regardless enjoyed by their music but Lil Nas still young has much to learn and only time will tell honestly 💯

    • Ace Blanks June 30, 2021

      Exactly. lol Thank you!!!! He acting like he the first black gay artist!!! Like we’ve beeeeeen had that! It’s not about the gay s***. It’s about the gay s*** being a gimmick to make up for the lack of talent!!!! That’s why I can’t stand him because his talent is trash!!!! Nowhere near the caliber of the people you mentioned. Like that gimmick s*** pisses me off when he’s taking a spot from actual black gay boys with REAL talent!!!! Now if he was doing the gay kiss and the talent was out of this world then I definitely would be here for it! But that’s not the case!!!!

  10. Bow Down June 30, 2021

    I see no error in what he said…maybe with HOW he said it but ultimately he’s right.
    Let your talent speak for itself.
    Those objecting his feelings toward the matter are the same ones refusing to acknowledge that Lil’ Nas X really is a mediocre artist with too much ego to start off with.

    That is all.

    • Ijs June 30, 2021

      The way I see it, there have been many of talentless, less than mediocre, white bubble gum gimmicks who’ve received undeserved accolades, legions of fans and millions of dollars. Why is it such a big problem when a black kid finally is able to do it too?

    • Ace Blanks June 30, 2021

      Yessssss facts!!!!! It’s the mediocrity for me. And I guarantee Lil Nas X think he the best performer/music artist on the planet right now. That 19 weeks at #1 was a fluke!!!! All sympathy with him experiencing racism on the country charts at the beginning of his career. But he swear that make him the GOAT! Literally a basic music artist and performer!

  11. Whatever… June 30, 2021

    Benzino has no credibility. This selective rage from him and others is not only beyond hypocritical, it’s comical. Benzino is a heavy participant in the degradation of the black community. His entire career has been way more irresponsible and demon inducing than any performance from a harmless gay teen rapper.

  12. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) June 30, 2021

    Black gays love to promoting S T D s💅🏿 That’s their ultimate goals

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 30, 2021

      The black to white STD rate is 8:1. Now you can see why!

  13. noreally,but really June 30, 2021

    So were your nude pics , They were #Tragic..😂😂

  14. Shayla Queen™ 👑 June 30, 2021

    Such black excellence! 🤣🤣🤣

  15. Bow Down June 30, 2021

    Well for me being someone who is black, and PRO-Black at that, I don’t take issue with the fact that he is a black man receiving this type of success. I revere him with the same sentiment as I revere someone like Selena Gomez. Is creative! Yes. A lot of her songs are catchy and cute to put on when you need a vibe but is she talented as her other counter parts like demi lovato or Miley Cyrus? Absolutely not. And that opinion stretches out to yonder form various reasons and the same can be said for LNx. Yes he has a creative eye and yes he can produce a catchy tune but the message isn’t clear and it’s honestly kind of played out because he isn’t the first artist to come along and be openly gay as a black man in this industry. A lot of folks just chose not to pay attention to the ones before him trying to break the surface that actually had SOMETHING substantial to the say. And that’s where the real issue lies. We need to ask ourselves, are we applauding him for his genuine talent or for his “bravery” and being gay in an industry where it is not so taboo for one to be as open anymore? Because if that’s the case we can applaud so many other real life hero’s that we see on a day to day basis that are encountering the same issues instead. Frank Ocean came out as gay and that was more groundbreaking because at the time NO ONE expected it and such men were still looked down upon in hip-hop more than now. He then made up for it with ground breaking music and albums that followed after that were DESERVING to genuine talent and not because he chose to strut like Madonna on a stripping pole in hell. I think the industry and consumers are starved and ready for something new and fresh and for me, what LNx is doing, is nothing new or fresh of the sort.

    • Ace Blanks June 30, 2021

      Couldn’t agree more with all of this!!!! He’s being applauded for bravery and that’s it. And people wanna be so “woke” they overlooking his mediocrity but for me I can’t get with it. I don’t give a f*** about the bravery and I’m gay myself. I won’t an artist representing my community to actually have talent! If you a music artist you need to be talented on top of that and he ain’t got it. At least Selena Gomez can kinda perform and does produce catchy songs. He’s definitely more stale than a bag of chips!

      • Bow Down June 30, 2021

        Absolutely. From one artist to another…Respect!

  16. Crwn June 30, 2021

    @ijs Well for me being someone who is black, and PRO-Black at that, I don’t take issue with the fact that he is a black man receiving this type of success. I revere him with the same sentiment as I revere someone like Selena Gomez. Is creative! Yes. A lot of her songs are catchy and cute to put on when you need a vibe but is she talented as her other counter parts like demi lovato or Miley Cyrus? Absolutely not. And that opinion stretches out to yonder form various reasons and the same can be said for LNx. Yes he has a creative eye and yes he can produce a catchy tune but the message isn’t clear and it’s honestly kind of played out because he isn’t the first artist to come along and be openly gay as a black man in this industry. A lot of folks just chose not to pay attention to the ones before him trying to break the surface that actually had SOMETHING substantial to the say. And that’s where the real issue lies. We need to ask ourselves, are we applauding him for his genuine talent or for his “bravery” and being gay in an industry where it is not so taboo for one to be as open anymore? Because if that’s the case we can applaud so many other real life hero’s that we see on a day to day basis that are encountering the same issues instead. Frank Ocean came out as gay and that was more groundbreaking because at the time NO ONE expected it and such men were still looked down upon in hip-hop more than now. He then made up for it with ground breaking music and albums that followed after that were DESERVING to genuine talent and not because he chose to strut like Madonna on a stripping pole in hell. I think the industry and consumers are starved and ready for something new and fresh and for me, what LNx is doing, is nothing new or fresh of the sort.

  17. Lisa Lampinelli June 30, 2021

    Sir, ur daughter said u don’t take care of her and a ain’t s*** as n****…

    That’s satanic!!!

  18. J June 30, 2021

    As much heterosexual propaganda we’ve had to deal with our entire lives, I have not one issue with Lil Nas X showing you how gay people express their love to each other in a performance.

    And the SOURCE awards? Really? All that show was good for was beefs and n***** getting shot up every year lol

    Good grief

  19. yababba June 30, 2021

    the bet awards aint nun but rituals to the massas now i want the smoke

  20. Mo July 1, 2021

    I think the performance was lame as hell and inappropriate and not BET style at all! And disrespectful to Michael J. LNX is nowhere on that level! Benzino is right for expressing that. And yes please bring back some realness like the source awards!

  21. Plug July 1, 2021

    Lil nas the devil
    And its terrible that they put this on tv for kids to see just sick and nasty

  22. ognavej July 1, 2021

    we never heard of you also..so what’s your point?

  23. Tracey Allen July 1, 2021

    Free speech! This is crazy Everytime someone speak negative about Gays the whole world goes crazy! Everybody don’t have see eye to eye on all the Gays do! Free to speak our minds out loud!

  24. Grown man July 2, 2021

    That’s his opinion and that’s that and he’s entitled to it without being attacked for what he said period.

  25. Gee July 2, 2021

    He’s entitled to his opinion.

  26. Majeeda uthman July 2, 2021

    He’s ugly and I didn’t like it all. Bedroom stuff. Not child friendly. He needs to sit down

  27. Faithom July 3, 2021

    Stop calling ppl f****** homophobic just because the s*** don’t need to be all out there like that.. Benzino said nothing wrong.. This man literally was on some satanic s*** and gay ppl really defending that too?? Whether u believe in the “Devil’ or not.. Anything associated with that is Evil..shaking his ass on the devil… Shut y’all asses the f*** up.

  28. Rashard Smith July 3, 2021

    U Stand with BENZINO that s*** should be not be on display for kids to see!!!

  29. Rashard Smith July 3, 2021

    I Stand with BENZINO that s*** should be not be on display for kids to see!!!

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