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Lil Nas X is defending his BET Awards performance after being CRITICIZED for kissing male dancer

BET Awards 2021 - Show
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Lil Nas X is one of the worlds biggest music hitmakers, with his catchy tunes and quirky fashion sense there's nothing not to like about the 22-year-old singer! - but it seems not everyone agrees as some Twitter trolls took it upon themselves to criticize his electrifying performance at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 27. But did the Old Town Road singer stand for it? Of course not! He clapped back at his haters with his own responses on Twitter - and we are loving it!

On Sunday, the 22-year-old took to the stage BET Awards and set it ablaze while singing his mega-hit song, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)." While his performance received instant buzz due to the homage paid to Michael Jackson's iconic song, "Remember The Time," it also received praise and notable attention due to the steamy kiss he shared with one of his male dancers.

The kiss drew audible cheers and a massive amount of applause from the audience and even earned the legend a standing ovation—but, when one social media user criticized the "Rodeo" musician for his production, Lil Nas X immediately clapped back.

In response to a Twitter troll who tweeted at him, "DON'T USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S--TS LIKE THIS!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS," the rapper wrote, "Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture." ??

For his on-stage attire, the rapper looked utterly fierce dressed up as a pharaoh, in gold bottoms and matching gold knee-high boots.

Though he received a few unnecessary comments from some Twitter users, the overall response has been extremely positive! The rapper received an overwhelming amount of adoration from his fans on social media and even got a sweet shout-out from Diddy(!!!!) on Twitter. "Lil Nas X did that!!!" the 51-year-old rapper wrote. "Be fearless!!!"