Madonna Sparks Backlash for Shading Lil Nas X's Gay Kiss on BET Awards: 'I Did It First'

Wednesday June 30, 2021

Lil Nas X, center, kisses a dancer at the conclusion of his performance at the BET Awards on Sunday.
Lil Nas X, center, kisses a dancer at the conclusion of his performance at the BET Awards on Sunday.  (Source:AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Madonna is facing backlash after posting a photo to her Instagram Stories comparing her infamous 2003 VMAs kiss with Britney Spears (and Christina Aguilera) to Lil Nas X's kiss with a male backup dancer during his BET Awards performance.

Madonna's post shows the moment she and Spears locked lips during their iconic performance at the MTV awards show in comparison to Nas X's gay-kissing moment that ruffled feathers this weekend."#ididitfirst," the Material Girl captioned the shady post.

However, the "Rodeo" rapper took the post in jest. In responding to Pop Crave's tweet about Madonna's post, Nas X assured fans that he and Madonna are friends and that her post was "just a joke."


Nas X, who just announced his debut album, recently made headlines after performing his single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" at the BET Awards where he shared a steamy kiss with one of his backup dancers.

Madonna wasn't the only person to react to the moment, as the out rapper drew tons of outrage from homophobic trolls — but he wasted no time to shut them up.

As for Madonna, though, a number of Twitter users did take issue with her somewhat shady post. See how some users reacted below: