The rapper, known for pushing the envelope in regards to Black gay male representation in the mainstream, paid homage to Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" with an Ancient Egyptian-themed performance of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
During the performance, Lil Nas X even performed moves from the King Of Pop's iconic music video. The performance concluded with Lil Nas X sharing a steamy, sensual kiss with one of his male backup dancers. His performance caught steam on social media.
It is thought to be the first kiss shared by men in a BET Awards performance, and possibly one of the few instances in awards shows overall.
Lil Nas X did that!! Be fearless!!! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿— LOVE (@Diddy) June 28, 2021
Good job #LilNasX I’ve been forced to watch Madonna kiss Britney… Beyonce give lap dances to her man and all kinds of other “straight accepted” behaviors on Tv since I was a child…..— The Real Ts Madison (@TsMadisonatl1) June 28, 2021
Kiss that man on Live Tv 📺 GOOD‼️
Turn the tables……..
The performance arrives in the wake of the rapper's much-touted performance of "Montero" on Saturday Night Live, on which he was featured alongside The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy.