Lil Nas X hit back at fellow rapper Dave East for "homophobic" comments he made about the "Old Town Road" rapper's decision to dress up as his idol Nicki Minaj for Halloween.
The country music crossover artist turned heads over the weekend as he showed off his transformation into a 2010 version of Nicki, wearing a skin-tight pink animal print bodysuit with fake boobs. He also rocked a half blonde and half pink wig and matching lipstick.
Lil Nas X, who used to run a Nicki Minaj fan page on Twitter, completed his bold costume with fake nails, chunky pink and yellow bangles, and a pair of neon green stilettos. He posed for photos while straddling a motorcycle ice sculpture, similar to the one featured in Nicki's video for her "Super Bass" hit.
NAS MARAJ !!!
— nope (@LilNasX) October 31, 2020
While many Instagram followers applauded the effeminate 21 year old for his eye-popping costume, Dave East made it clear he still wasn't a fan, after previously dismissing Lil Nas X's only hit as "super wack".
"And y'all was mad at me about this n***a", said Dave, referencing the backlash he received last year for criticizing the openly ghey rapper's viral success.
"BATI MON BUN UP!!!!" East wrote in another now-deleted post, using Jamaican patois to utter a gay slur, typically spelled, "batty man". It originated in the Caribbean country, where homosexuality is still considered illegal.
Dave also added, "I gotta move to Jamaica," and tagged Jamaican artist Popcaan as he declared, "on my wayyyyy".
Lil Nas X, who emerged from the closet to much fanfare in June, 2019, pointed out that Dave misspelled his insult.
"It's 'batty man'," Nas X tweeted. "n**gas can't even be homophobic the proper way smh [shaking my head] butchering the hell out of the patois".
"Bro I don't bother a soul in this industry," he continued. "All I do is tweet and make bangers. Leave me alone D**n."
When a fan tweeted: "The Bible says that a man is not supposed to wear anything that pertains to a woman," Nas X responded, "with all due respect that's not my problem that’s yours."
with all due respect that's not my problem that's yours ? https://t.co/Ht74SxRgQU
— nope (@LilNasX) November 2, 2020