Who was the male dancer Lil Nas kissed at the BET Awards?

LIL Nas X is never one to follow convention – and the iconic rapper has once again left his critic' jaws wide open.

The star shared a steamy kiss with one of his backup dancers during his performance at the BET Awards.

Who was the male dancer Lil Nas kissed at the BET Awards?

Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, caused waves when he locked lips with a backing dancer during his Egyptian-themed performance.

The identity of the lucky dancer is yet to be revealed.

The kiss caused waves on Twitter, with viewers coming out to support the singer.

One fan wrote: "I’m glad Lil Nas X did that kiss at the end. So many needed to see that for different reasons."

Another said: "Lil Nas X done kissed that man at the BET Awards AND on a Sunday… good for him. I know the homophobes are SCRAMBLING"

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

He arrived on stage in a black cloak like Michael Jackson did as he entered an Egyptian palace to entertain the Pharaoh's Queen.

What happened at the BET awards?

Lil Nas wrapped his arms around two of the male dancers before kissing one of them.

He was singing his track Montero (Call Me by Your Name) which was about a previous relationship and explores his journey with his sexuality.

He told fans: "I wrote a song with our name in it. It's about a guy I met last summer.

"I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist."

Following the performance, the rapper later took to Twitter to shut down trolls who accused him of disrespecting African culture.

The critic wrote: "DONT USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S**TS LIKE THIS!!!!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS."

He replied: "Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture."

Lil Nas came out on June 30, 2019, the last day of Pride Month.

Pointing out a rainbow pictured on his album cover, he tweeted: "Some of y'all already know, some of y'all don't care, some of y'all not gone fwm no more."

What's more, he came out while Old Town Road was top of the Hot 100, becoming the only artist to do so while having a number one record.

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