On a night with plenty of surprises and classic moments, from an emotional DMX tribute to Cardi B revealing her second pregnancy, one Twitter user accused Lil Nas of being outrageous for pay. “I’m sure he was paid a million dollars to wear this nonsense. This will cause other little boys that admire him to dress this way for free and I hate seeing men emasculated,” he wrote of the rapper’s red carpet outfit.
Once again, Lil Nas knew just how to respond. “we causing the emasculation of men all 2021,” the MC wrote alongside a 100, purple devil and ice-cold face emoji. He also got some praise for the voluminous, chest-baring gown he wore on the carpet. “Thanks lil nas x, now im gonna go wear a dress in the hood,” wrote one. Nas replied, “my pleasure.”
Check out Lil Nas X’s responses and BET Awards performance below.