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Is Lil Nas X Canceled? Rapper Accused of Writing Islamophobic Tweets

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Is Lil Nas X canceled? That’s what a subsection of Twitter would like to see happen after starting the viral hashtag #LilNasXIsOverParty a few hours before the 2019 BET Awards began on June 23.

The rapper, who performed his hit song "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus at the ceremony, has been accused of making Islamophobic remarks through an old Twitter account. Here’s what we know about the controversy.  

Why is Lil Nas X canceled?

On Sunday, disturbing tweets written in 2017 from a Nicki Minaj fan account (@nasmaraj) started surfacing because of Lil Nas X’s alleged connection to them. Apparently, the 20-year-old had been the admin of @nasmaraj before Twitter suspended the page.