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: