'BET Awards': Lil Nas X Delivers Steamy, Groundbreaking Performance Of 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)'
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'BET Awards': Lil Nas X Delivers Steamy, Groundbreaking Performance Of 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)'

In what was arguably the performance of the night, Lil Nas X made a powerful statement of affirmation for Black queer men everywhere on Sunday's BET Awards.

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.

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.