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Benzino had something to say about country/trap rapper Lil Nas X kissing one of his male dancers on the 2021 BET Awards last weekend.

The former reality TV personality was infuriated at BET executives for pulling a "lame" stunt.

Benzino took to Instagram Live to blast the BET Awards:

"That s### BET pulled yesterday was lame [as f###]. It was too uncomfortable, too irresponsible, too forced, and too irrelevant to the awards. Homie ain't even hot like that for music anymore anyway. It's a shame what all this is coming to. I wish I had the backing to bring the Source Awards back."

The brawny, 55-year-old Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta star is co-founder of the now defunct Source magazine and the Source Awards.

Benzino continued:

"I just feel like sometimes things can be forced, and they don't have to be. I think Lil Nas X was trying to show he’s gay and gay’s here, but we already knew that. You don’t have to push the envelope so much. Gay people are here. The movement’s here."

There was some pushback from the LGBT+ community. Benzino defended his statement, saying he bought LNX's one hit "Old Town Road" for his son, Zino.

"All this satanic sh*t I'm just not with. I mean, how do you explain sh*t like this to your kid? I got noting but respect and Love for the ghey community, but that ain't it. I could see if he was popping but it was unexpected and unnecessary. I didn't care for the Madonna [and Britney Spears] kiss either. I could see if they were dating..."

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Lil Nas X responded to Benzino's criticism, saying, "I'm sorry but the thought of ni**as sitting their kids down in the living room and telling them gay people exist is so hilarious to me."

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