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After weeks of teasing and online chatter, multi-platinum award-winning superstar Lil Nas X and rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again have come together to release their highly anticipated new single "Late To Da Party" today via Columbia Records.

With YoungBoy Never Broke Again currently on house arrest, Nas put his famous meme-making mastery and "the ancient power of VIDEO EDITING" to use in order to create the song's official video.

Lil Nas X also recently unveiled that he will embark on his SOLD OUT first-ever tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the Long Live Montero tour will make stops across North America and Europe this fall and serve to celebrate the massive success of his critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated debut album Montero. For dates and more information, visit longlivemontero.com.

"Late To Da Party" is the first release from Lil Nas X since the debut album Montero was released in September 2021. The album was included on numerous Best of 2021 lists from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, People, USA Today, Billboard, LA Times, Complex, and more for "its genre-stretching approach and refreshingly honest exploration of love and loneliness" as told by Variety.

The certified Platinum album, which Billboard calls a "masterpiece," also boasts the 4x Platinum hit song "Industry Baby" featuring Jack Harlow, which went on to reach #1 at Top 40 radio and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s third Platinum single "That's What I Want" recently became Nas' third straight #1 song at Top 40 radio.

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Dictionary.com is considering adding the offensive LGBT+ slang "bussy" to its list of definitions.

The online dictionary is considering the addition after Lil Nas X made the request on Twitter.

The country/trap rapper tweeted: "for pride month it's really important that our government finally takes a stand and adds bussy to the dictionary."

Dictionary.com, which is not owned by the US government, responded: "We added WAP to the dictionary, so anything's possible. dictionary.com/e/acronyms/wap."

However, dictionary.com might have trouble defining the word "bussy" for people who aren't familiar with LGBT+ culture.

The word is translated as "boy pu*sy" by Urbandictionary.com.

Lil Nas X is the first openly gay country trap rapper in music history. He found cross-over fame after Billy Ray Cyrus hopped on the remix to "Old Town Road" in 2018.

LNX is still being pushed by the industry as an influential artist, largely due to his sexuality, not his talent.

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Thanks to Lil Nas X's success, record labels are pursuing openly gay rappers like Saucy Santana (pictured).

The Love & Hip-Hop: Miami star signed a record deal with RCA Records. Santana, who was previously known as the City Girls' makeup artist, is RCA's latest openly gay rapper. The label signed boy band Brockhampton to a $15 million deal in 2018 "to push the gay agenda."

Santana, real name Justin Harris, announced the RCA deal on The Breakfast Club. The 28-year-old started rapping in 2019 and uploaded his debut single "Walk Em Like A Dog" to SoundCloud in August of that year.

Santana's other hit singles include "Material Girl" and "Walk."

His 2020 single "Walk" went viral in 2021 after being used for the popular TikTok #WalkChallenge. The single earned him a shout out from Nicki Minaj.

Santana was featured as a recurring "friend" on Love & Hip Hop: Miami in 2020.

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The Tallahassee rapper and two friends were shot and wounded near a strip club in North Miami in December 2019.

Santana said he may have been targeted because of his flamboyant lifestyle, according to the AP.

He was in Miami scouting locations for a music video when he and his friends decided to hit up The Gentlemen's Club on 183rd Street.

They were shot as they left the strip club.
 

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There is growing concern that Lil Nas X is on his death bed since announcing his positive Covid-19 test in December.

For weeks now his fans have pleaded with the vaccinated country trap star to update his social media after he tweeted then deleted his COVID status.

The "Old Town Road" rapper vanished after tweeting: "COVID really sucks" on December 9. He pulled out of the UK's Capital FM Jingle Ball one week prior.

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His last public sighting was at the iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball 2021 on Dec. 10 in New York.

Not many people noticed LNX was gone, but his diehard fans are holding vigil on his social media accounts.

The news comes as TidalWaves Comics published "Fame: Lil Nas X," the latest edition of its popular "Fame" comic book series.

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The cover features the totally nude 22-year-old Georgia native holding a pink blanket over his nether region.

The anthology comics series give readers a glimpse into how stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, David Bowie and Tina Turner became famous.

As the mystery deepens, some Twitter users suggest Nas X heeded their advice to take a break from social media so his fans can miss him.

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Lil Nas X's biological father checked rapper Boosie Badazz for disrespecting his son in a expletive-filled post on Twitter.

In the now-deleted tweet on October 23, Boosie wrote in all caps:

"STOP TROLLING ME FA**OT LOL !! U A WHOLE BITCH PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING DI*K N GETTING F***ED N YOUR ASS N PEACE N #uhateyourself I WOULD TOO IF I WAS YOU LOL NASx IF YOU #commitsuicide YOU WOULD DO THIS WORLD A HUGE FAVOR NOBODY WANTS U HERE."

Twitter deleted the post for violating the company's policy on hate speech. However, the Louisiana native was not banned.

Boosie's tantrum came after LNX jokingly told fans on Instagram Live that he was collaborating on a new song with the 38-year-old rapper.

LNX responded to Boosie's tirade by joking:

"I am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october."

But LNX's father, Robert Stafford held no punches in his response to Boosie on his Instagram stories.

Stafford, who wasn't around for much of his son's childhood, told Boosie, "Sit your old man looking ass down."

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Atlanta's own Lil Nas X returned home this week to celebrate his critically acclaimed album Montero.

Lil was X received special recognition by the Atlanta City Council that honored him by proclaiming October 20 as Lil Nas X Day.

LNX, who was born Montero Hill in Lithia Springs, Ga., was presented with the proclamation by Atlanta City councilman and mayoral candidate Antonio Brown for shaping the city and world with his "artistic influence and transformative music."

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BMI hosted an intimate dinner at The Gathering Spot prior to the event and presented Lil Nas X with two BMI R&B/Hip-Hop awards for his mega-hit "Old Town Road (Remix)" and the catchy single "Panini," a BMI Pop Award for "Old Town Road (Remix)" and a "Million-Air" certificate in recognition of "Old Town Road (Remix)" reaching over one million broadcast performances.

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Invited guests included Chloe Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Catherine Brewton (VP of Creative at BMI), Emil Wilbekin (Founder of Native Son), Shanti Das, Miss Lawrence, Mardrequs Harris of The Southern AIDS Coalition, and more.

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"This is amazing," said LNX, pictured with his father Robert Stafford.

"I would have not have imagined I would be here four years ago when I was in my sister's room on the floor. What else can I say? This is incredible, man. Life just keeps getting better."

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Lil Nas X will perform at State Farm Arena during opening night for the Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 22. State Farm Arena was one of the first places to show hometown love while "Old Town Road" was just beginning to explode across the country.

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Lil Nas X has confirmed rumors that he impersonated a ghey man to further his fledgling rap career.

The 22-year-old "Old Town Road" rapper seemed to renounce his homosexuality in a tweet on October 1.

"This gay sh*t was fun at first. I miss pu$$y now," he wrote.

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The viral rapper, real name Montero Lamar Hill, has long been the subject of rumors that he is straight and pretending to be ghey to further his career.

Fans point to his old Twitter page on which he lusted for rapper Nicki Minaj.

LNX "came out" in a series of tweets in 2019.

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Before then, he played the straight role to a T -- even dating Miley Cyrus' younger sister, Noah.

He routinely keeps his fans off balance with confusing tweets.

His management claimed he is "gender fluid" - meaning he refuses to be tied down to one gender.

LNX claimed he was only joking when he "came out" as ghey.

In 2020, he claimed that his coming out on the final day of Pride Month was just an elaborate joke. "I was never gay. I said it to build up fuel for aprils fools day. Ha got u guys," he tweeted.

Other notables who renounced their homosexuality include viral stars Antoine Dodson and Andrew Caldwell.

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Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, Sept. 12.

Lil Nas X took home the night's biggest honor at the MTV Music Awards, held at the Barclays Center in New York City.

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The openly ghey rapper won Video of the Year for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", which also landed the Best Visual Effects trophy.

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Bieber won Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Wearing a black hoodie and oversized double breasted jacket, Bieber said:

"As we all know, there's a lot going on in the world. With COVID, we are living in unprecedented times. Music is a fantastic way to bring people together. We’re all here at the same time."

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Olivia Rodrigo was a triple winner, collecting trophies for Song of the Year and Best New Artist, while Bieber picked up Artist of the Year and Best Pop.

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Other winners include Machine Gun Kelly (pictured with girlfriend, Megan Fox), Global Icon Award winners Foo Fighters, ceremony host Doja Cat, Busta Rhymes, and Twenty One Pilots.

BTS were also among the multiple winners, picking up awards for Best Group, Best K-Pop and Song of the Summer ("Butter"), and Billie Eilish, who shared the Best Latin honor with her "Lo Vas A Olvidar" collaborator Rosalia and the Video For Good prize for "Your Power."

Full list of MTV VMA winners:

GLOBAL ICON AWARD

Foo Fighters

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

SONG OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

SONG OF THE SUMMER

BTS - Butter

BEST NEW ARTIST

Olivia Rodrigo

BEST GROUP

BTS

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

BEST COLLABORATION

Doja Cat featuring SZA - Kiss Me More

BEST POP

Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon - Peaches

BEST HIP-HOP

Travis Scott featuring Young Thug & M.I.A. - FRANCHISE

BEST ROCK

John Mayer - Last Train Home

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Machine Gun Kelly featuring blackbear - my ex's best friend

BEST LATIN

Billie Eilish & ROSALIA - Lo Vas A Olvidar

BEST R&B

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open

BEST K-POP

BTS - Butter

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish - Your Power

BEST DIRECTION

Lil Nas X, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - directed by Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid, BROWN SKIN GIRL - cinematography by Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammed Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Harry Styles, Treat People With Kindness - choreography by Paul Roberts

BEST ART DIRECTION

Saweetie featuring Doja Cat - Best Friend

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open

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Boosie Badazz had a predictable reaction to Lil Nas X's pregnancy photos in PEOPLE magazine.

The "Old Town Road" rapper strapped on a prosthetic belly to symbolize the birth of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

Boosie didn't hold back in his response to the 22-year-old:

"NAS X WTF U JUST DONT STOP. I THINK HES GOING TO TURN AROUND N SUCK ONE OF HIS BACK GROUND DANCERS D-CK ON NATIONAL TV #protectyours #godturninoverinhisgrave."

The 38-year-old Baton Rouge native is virulently anti-LGBT - and LNX is his favorite target.

In July, Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and promised to "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper on sight after LNX filmed a nude scene with prison inmates in his "Industry Baby" music video.

Boosie defended his hateful remarks during a sit down with the Breakfast Club.

"I just be feeling like sometimes I gotta speak up because, as far as straight people in the world, you don't have any opinion... If you say anything, 'I'm straight, I like women,' it's vulgar. You can't brag on really smashing or your sexuality anymore."

Boosie also predicted there will be not be any straight Black boys in 10 years.

Twitter users reacted to Boosie's homophobic comments.

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Lil Nas X reacted to the backlash over his pregnancy photo shoot to celebrate the impending delivery of his new album, Montero.

The "Old Town Road" rapper strapped on a prosthetic belly to symbolize the birth of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

He claimed he came up with the concept while listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song "Dolla Sign Slime."

However, YouTube beauty influencer James Charles previously pulled a similar stunt, wearing a prosthetic belly in a photo shoot.

James, 22, faced backlash from women who say the YouTuber trivialized the pregnancy experience because men can't get pregnant.

Now LNX is facing backlash from outraged and confused social media users.

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Comedian Donnell Rawlings commented in a since-deleted post:

"I'm with freedom of whatever, but at this point Lil Nas is f---ing with the minds of kids. What are your thoughts, how do I explain this shit to my son?"

One user responded:

"boys have been putting basketballs under their shirt to look pregnant since 1891. Your son will be alright."

LNX responded to one critic, saying:

"One day y'all will learn I am not a representation of anyone but Lil Nas X."

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Lil Nas X posed for a photo shoot in PEOPLE magazine with a gut full of his debut album, Montero.

LNX strapped on a prosthetic belly to celebrate the impending delivery of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

He tells PEOPLE exclusively that he decided to do the shoot after YouTuber James Charles pretended to be pregnant after listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song "Dolla Sign Slime" for the first time.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing,' so I immediately called my stylist," LNX claims.

"She was like, 'Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.' I was like, 'Yeah, this is my baby, huh?' As a joke, she was like, 'Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot.'

"I was like, 'You know what? That's actually brilliant.' So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it's going to be amazing."

Earlier this week, LNX trolled Drake by sharing an album cover of pregnant men emojis. Drake's Certified Lover Boy album, featuring pregnant female emojis on the cover, drops Friday.

"I was like, 'There's no way the universe is lining up this perfect for this to happen," LNX laughed.

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Lil Nas X refuses to talk about homophobia in rap, because he's getting death threats and he fears for his life.

The openly ghey country trap star has already irked fellow rappers with his flamboyant "Industry Baby" and "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" music videos.

In the "Industry Baby" music video, LNX danced naked in a prison shower with other nude inmates. That scene in particular didn't go over very well with super straight rappers such as DaBaby and Boosie Badazz.

LNX also stirred up controversy at the recent BET Awards by French kissing a male dancer onstage.

LGBT+ groups praised LNX and asked him to do more to decrease LGBT+ stigma by discussing homophobia in hip-hop.

However, the "Old Town Road," star tells Variety.com he's not willing to go that far after receiving threats.

"The honest truth is, I don't want to speak on a lot of the homophobia within rap because I feel like this is a very dangerous playing field... It's more for my own safety rather than anything else."

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LNX reveals that after the "Montero" video was released, in which he gives Satan a lap dance, someone chased his car, yelling abuse at him.

LNX didn't reveal the names of rappers who recently threatened him with bodily harm.

"That's when I actually started getting security," he said.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz (pictured) recently went on a homophobic rant against LNX after fellow rapper DaBaby was canceled.

"If I was DaBaby, I'll tell them f**k y'all," said Boosie in defense of DaBaby on Instagram Live.

"Lil Nas, they want to perform naked for charity... That's the most disrespectful [expletive] in the world.... They got kids who watch that sh*t," he said, before urging LNX to give head on IG.

Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and said he would "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper on sight.

After Boosie's rant, Instagram deleted his account for the 4th time this year.

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Rapper Boosie Badazz was banned (again) on Instagram for posting a photo of a nude woman. In response, he created a new IG page and attacked country trap rapper Lil Nas X on Instagram Live.

He also defended fellow rapper DaBaby who was canceled after his anti-ghey, anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud in Miami on Sunday.

Twitter users created memes of DaBaby and Boosie.

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In one meme, DaBaby (left) and Boosie (right) join LNX in an imagined scene from his "Industry Baby" music video.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., was banned on IG this week after posting a photo of a naked woman sitting on a piano.

The 38-year-old Louisiana native shaded Lil Nas X and made vulgar references about his homosexual lifestyle.

He directed his anger toward the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, who appeared on The Breakfast Club radio show.

Boosie blamed racism and asked Mosseri why other influencers who post nudity on the platform are not banned.

On his Instagram live, he attacked Lil Nas X and claimed that the photo sharing platform protects LNX who dances naked with men but doesn't get banned.

He also defended fellow rapper DaBaby who angered LGBT+ groups with his anti-ghey rant at Rolling Loud.

"If I was DaBaby, I'll tell them f**k y'all," said Boosie.

"Lil Nas, they want to perform naked for charity... That's the most disrespectful [expletive] in the world.... They got kids who watch that sh*t," he said, before urging LNX to give head on IG.

Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and said he would "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper.

The video went viral on Twitter, where LGBT+ users who were busy canceling rapper DaBaby have now focused their energy on canceling Boosie.
 

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Rapper T.I. defended DaBaby's homophobic speech at the Rolling Out music festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 25.

During his Sunday night set, DaBaby invited fans to put their "cellphone lighters up" if they don't have HIV or AIDS "or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks".

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He also told males to hold their cellphones up if they didn't give fellatio to men in the parking lot.

Twitter users were quick to protest the rapper's comments, and LGBT+ advocacy groups called him out for stigmatizing people with HIV.

DaBaby attempted to apologize for his comments on Monday, but he failed miserably.

The rapper claimed his words weren't directed at his gay fans because they're not "nasty ghey n**gas" or "junkies" and they take care of themselves. He said his ghey fans don't have HIV or AIDS.
 

In an Instagram Live on Monday, T.I. insisted what DaBaby said was no more disturbing than videos by openly gay rapper Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he had "a lot of respect" for openly ghey artists, but he also felt Lil Nas X's new "Industry Baby" video went too far.

"That s**t ain't for me," he said. "I can't look at it."

"If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth."

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T.I., a father of seven, defended his pro-heterosexual stance.

"I respect gheys... If homosexuals have more rights than heterosexual people, just say that... Just let that be the law," he said.

He added he doesn't want his children watching Lil Nas X's video and he feels the same way about the raunchy "WAP" video by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion -- although he enjoyed watching the "WAP" video.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old rapper and his wife, Tiny, 46, continue to deny allegations of sexual assault brought against them by multiple women, who have accused the couple of drugging and assaulting them.
 

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Black Twitter expressed their disappointment after Lil Nas X dropped his LGBT-themed music video for "Industry Baby."

The provocative music video featured naked Black men twerking in a shower. Their private parts blurred to get past the FCC censors.

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Nas X is the first rapper to feature an all-Black ghey male cast twerking in his music video. Such a spectacle would not have been possible 20 years ago.

Some parents objected to Nas X being promoted to their children. Nas X has a large following of children and adolescents who buy his books and music.

Here's how Black Twitter responded to the music video: