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Younger, modern country artists don’t necessarily fit into one box. So why is Lil Nas X being denied country airtime?


This undated image provided by Columbia Records shows rapper Lil Nas X, whose viral hit “Old Town Road” was removed from Billboard's country charts because they said it wasn’t country enough. (Eric Lagg/AP)

@YungJayy_, blasting Billboard’s removal of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X from its Hot Country Songs chart. Billboard told Rolling Stone the trap-infused song “does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Fans accused Billboard of racism, noting that pop artist Post Malone, who is white, makes the hip-hop charts, though he’s insulted the genre.

Great reminder that when you mess with a Queen, you’ve gotta deal with her bees.


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Omari Hardwick, winner of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, attends the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

@RossiSings, discussing the actor’s interaction with the singer during Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards. As Hardwick went to accept the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role in “Power,” he hugged and kissed Beyonce. Hardwick then went for a second kiss, leaving her looking uneasy and fans saying he invaded her space.

I’m a Taurus, I like stability. The idea of picking my bedtime things up and moving them 10 feet is horrifying.

@JMaguireCritic, joking about Twitter user @steveohrourke’s admission that he and his wife don’t sleep on the same side of their bed every night, instead swapping as they please. The idea had others dumbstruck and saying that they wouldn’t dream of suggesting this to their partner.

This better not be another instance of social media duping me into thinking something is good.

@boehm_maddie, reacting to the ice cream cone select Dairy Queen locations are offering on the spring menu. The treat features DQ’s iconic vanilla soft serve dipped in an orange-vanilla coating. The cone will spread to more DQ stores May 1.

These tales of white privilege are sobering considering you can name an opposite outcome for each situation.

@AnnAnnChe, responding to @Freeyourmindkid’s call for white people to share things they’ve gotten away with that a person of color couldn’t. Users replied using #MyWhitePrivilege and told stories about attacking cops and getting caught underage with alcohol and weed without consequences.