Lil Nas X kisses dancer after Egyptian-themed BET Awards performance of Montero

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    Two-time Grammy winner Lil Nas X passionately kissed one of his dancers after performing his hit song Montero (Call Me by Your Name) at the 21st BET Awards on Sunday.

    The 22-year-old rapper-singer – who came out as gay in 2019 – wrapped his arm around two male hoofers but only made out with the one on his left side.

    Lil Nas X (born Montero Lamar Hill) was living his Pharaoh fantasy onstage LA’s Microsoft Theater with just three days left to go of LGBT PRIDE month.  

    Out and proud: Two-time Grammy winner Lil Nas X passionately kissed one of his dancers after performing his hit song Montero (Call Me by Your Name) at the 21st BET Awards on Sunday

    Out and proud: Two-time Grammy winner Lil Nas X passionately kissed one of his dancers after performing his hit song Montero (Call Me by Your Name) at the 21st BET Awards on Sunday

    The button-pushing moment echoed the moment Madonna kissed Britney Spears just a little more passionately than Christina Aguilera during her performance at the 2003 MTV VMAs.

    The Georgia native later took to Twitter to defend his flamboyant performance from fans accusing him of disrespecting their African ancestors.

    Lil Nas X – who boasts 48.4M social media followers – replied: ‘Y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in African culture.’

    The Sun Goes Down singer’s controversial track will appear on his long-awaited debut studio album, which finally drops later this summer.   

    Lip lock: The 22-year-old rapper-singer - who came out as gay in 2019 - wrapped his arm around two male hoofers but only made out with the one on his left side

    Lip lock: The 22-year-old rapper-singer – who came out as gay in 2019 – wrapped his arm around two male hoofers but only made out with the one on his left side

    Unapologetic: Lil Nas X (born Montero Lamar Hill) was living his Pharaoh fantasy onstage LA's Microsoft Theater with just three days left to go of LGBT PRIDE month

    Unapologetic: Lil Nas X (born Montero Lamar Hill) was living his Pharaoh fantasy onstage LA’s Microsoft Theater with just three days left to go of LGBT PRIDE month

    Courting controversy: The button-pushing moment echoed the moment Madonna kissed Britney Spears just a little more passionately than Christina Aguilera during her performance at the 2003 MTV VMAs

    Courting controversy: The button-pushing moment echoed the moment Madonna kissed Britney Spears just a little more passionately than Christina Aguilera during her performance at the 2003 MTV VMAs

    'LGBET': The Georgia native later took to Twitter to defend his flamboyant performance from fans accusing him of disrespecting their African ancestors

    ‘LGBET’: The Georgia native later took to Twitter to defend his flamboyant performance from fans accusing him of disrespecting their African ancestors

    Lil Nas X - who boasts 48.4M social media followers - replied:'Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture'

    Lil Nas X – who boasts 48.4M social media followers – replied: ‘Y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in African culture’

    For the awards ceremony, Lil Nas X showcased his chiseled six-pack abs in a golden loin cloth, matching boots, crown, cuffs, and collar.

    All 15 of his dancers were men, at one point lifting him in the air for the show.

    Several of them appeared to be skilled in voguing, which they highlighted during a choreographed arm formation like the Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva.

    Lil Nas X was directly inspired by John Singleton’s nine-minute ‘short film’ for Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time in 1992 starring Eddie Murphy and Iman.  

    Excited? The Sun Goes Down singer's controversial track will appear on his long-awaited debut studio album, which finally drops later this summer

    Excited? The Sun Goes Down singer’s controversial track will appear on his long-awaited debut studio album, which finally drops later this summer

    ABS-olutely fabulous: For the awards ceremony, Lil Nas X showcased his chiseled six-pack abs in a golden loin cloth, matching boots, crown, cuffs, and collar

    ABS-olutely fabulous: For the awards ceremony, Lil Nas X showcased his chiseled six-pack abs in a golden loin cloth, matching boots, crown, cuffs, and collar

    Highlight: All 15 of his dancers were men, at one point lifting him in the air for the show

    Highlight: All 15 of his dancers were men, at one point lifting him in the air for the show

    Strike a pose: Several of them appeared to be skilled in voguing, which they highlighted during a choreographed arm formation like the Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva

    Strike a pose: Several of them appeared to be skilled in voguing, which they highlighted during a choreographed arm formation like the Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva

    The Old Town Road star even arrived on stage in a black cloak just like the late King of Pop’s hooded wizard, who entered an Egyptian palace to entertain the Pharaoh’s bored Queen.

    Backstage, Lil Nas X relaxed on a small purple couch.

    The University of West Georgia drop-out dutifully posed with Constance M. Orlando – who’s the executive vice president of specials, music programming, and music strategy for BET.

    Lil Nas X also took a moment to embrace choreographer Sean Bankhead who, along with performance coach KJ Rose, crafted his four-minute concert. 

    Do you remember? Lil Nas X was inspired by John Singleton's (M) nine-minute'short film' for Michael Jackson's (2-R) Remember The Time in 1992 starring Eddie Murphy (L) and Iman (R)

    Do you remember? Lil Nas X was inspired by John Singleton’s (M) nine-minute ‘short film’ for Michael Jackson’s (2-R) Remember The Time in 1992 starring Eddie Murphy (L) and Iman (R)

    Echo: The Old Town Road star even arrived on stage in a black cloak just like the late King of Pop's hooded wizard, who entered an Egyptian palace to entertain the Pharaoh's bored Queen

    Echo: The Old Town Road star even arrived on stage in a black cloak just like the late King of Pop’s hooded wizard, who entered an Egyptian palace to entertain the Pharaoh’s bored Queen

    The former Six Flags staffer – who will soon guest star on an episode of FX’s Dave – also posed alongside Grammy-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator.

    Earlier on the red carpet, he donned two very different pantsuits, featuring dainty patterns.

    Lil Nas X first hit the red carpet in a plunging three-piece Andrea Grossi season one suit selected by stylist Hodo Musa.

    Rather than a skirt, he was technically wearing wide-leg pants made to resemble an 18th century pannier.

    Taking a breather: Backstage, Lil Nas X relaxed on a small purple couch

    Taking a breather: Backstage, Lil Nas X relaxed on a small purple couch

    Mingling: The University of West Georgia drop-out dutifully posed with Constance M. Orlando (L) - who's the executive vice president of specials, music programming, and music strategy for BET

    Mingling: The University of West Georgia drop-out dutifully posed with Constance M. Orlando (L) – who’s the executive vice president of specials, music programming, and music strategy for BET

    Mastermind: Lil Nas X also took a moment to embrace choreographer Sean Bankhead (R) who, along with performance coach KJ Rose, crafted his four-minute concert

    Mastermind: Lil Nas X also took a moment to embrace choreographer Sean Bankhead (R) who, along with performance coach KJ Rose, crafted his four-minute concert

    Dynamic duo? The former Six Flags staffer - who will soon guest star on an episode of FX's Dave - also posed alongside Grammy-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator (R)

    Dynamic duo? The former Six Flags staffer – who will soon guest star on an episode of FX’s Dave – also posed alongside Grammy-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator (R)

    For his second look, Lil Nas X opted for a seventies-style Richard Quinn AW/21 suit complete with bell bottoms.

    The two-piece creation featured a floral pattern normally seen on tea sets and there were embellishment and lace trim throughout the garment.

    He’s known to slay the red carpet by serving eye-popping looks that most men in the industry would never dare dream up.

    Dainty patterns: Earlier on the red carpet, he donned two very different pantsuits

    Dainty patterns: Earlier on the red carpet, he donned two very different pantsuits

    Dainty patterns: Earlier on the red carpet, he donned two very different pantsuits

    18th century pannier: Lil Nas X first hit the red carpet in a plunging three-piece Andrea Grossi season one suit selected by stylist Hodo Musa

    18th century pannier: Lil Nas X first hit the red carpet in a plunging three-piece Andrea Grossi season one suit selected by stylist Hodo Musa

    'Yup': For his second look, Lil Nas X opted for a seventies-style Richard Quinn AW/21 suit complete with bell bottoms

    ‘Yup’: For his second look, Lil Nas X opted for a seventies-style Richard Quinn AW/21 suit complete with bell bottoms



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