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Lil Nas X Explains How He Prepared His Iconic BET Awards Performance

Lil Nas X Explains How He Prepared His Iconic BET Awards Performance

Rapper Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, has explained how he prepared his iconic and controversial 2021 BET Awards stage performance on his Twitter page.

The rapper paid tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1991 song ‘Remember the Time’ when he performed ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ at the awards ceremony. An Egyptian pyramids-themed show was set up and Lil Nas X looked very passionate on stage. At the end of the show, the rapper passionately kissed a male dancer, and this performance was received with a standing ovation from many celebrities.

Even iconic rapper Diddy paid tribute to Lil Nas X and supported him on Twitter for his fearlessness. Even though some people reacted to him on social media, he was proud of his performance.

On Monday, Lil Nas X took to Twitter and thanked his fans for their support. The rapper also opened up about how he prepared for the show and how he felt during the show. The 22-year-old rapper, who said it took a lot of mental preparation for the performance, said that he had trouble calming his nerves during the performance.

Here’s what Lil Nas X said:

“It took me a lot of time to mentally prepare for this performance. while on stage I was trembling knowing that I was performing something like that in front of my straight peers. even during the performance, I was having a hard time calming my nerves. thank you guys for the love.”

This comment came after some criticized him for highlighting his sexuality. Lil Nas X responded to a Twitter user who said he was insecure about his sexuality. He tweeted:

“You’re right I am insecure about my sexuality. I still have a long way to go. I’ve never denied that. when you’re conditioned by society to hate yourself your entire life it takes a lot of unlearning. which is exactly why I do what I do.”

Check out the Twitter posts below.

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