Rapper Lil Nas X received a lot of attention when he dressed up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween. While many of the responses lauded him for his courage, there were some comments that were far less favourable. One such came from rapper Dave East.
The exchange started when Dave East shared a photo of Lil Nas X in his Barb garb from Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass video and captioned it “bati mon…BUN UP!!!!”, referencing a Jamaican patois slur often used for homosexual men.
Lil Nas X didn’t let the remark slide, replying “it’s b*tty man n***as can’t even be homophobic the proper way smh butchering the hell out of the patois” in a quote tweeted of a user calling out East’s “obsession” with the LGBTQ community.
50 Cent also weighed in on the photos Saturday when he shared them with “What the f**k, Nikki come get him !!! Lol,” which prompted Lil Nas X respond with “Why u in barb buisness?”