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Three Grammy Performers Announced, Lil Nas X Addresses ‘J CHRIST’ Controversy & More | Billboard News

Lil Nas X is addressing his latest controversy with his new song “J CHRIST.” Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa are announced as the first round of 2024 Grammy performers. The ‘Mean Girls’ movie has a big weekend at No. 1, raking in $28 million. Jack Harlow stays hot at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sexyy Red tells us five things about her and more!

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Lil Nas X addresses the “J CHRIST” drama, Dua Lipa is announced as a Grammy performer after an embarrassing moment with Billie Eilish, ‘Mean Girls’ dominates the box office. You got a new face in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. We sit down with Don Omar and we learned five things about Sexyy Red. Welcome back to Billboard News. I hope you guys all enjoyed your long weekend. I’m Tetris Kelly, it’s Tuesday, January 16th. And let’s start things off by congratulating Elton John on achieving EGOT status after last night’s Emmys. He’s the 19th competitive EGOT winner, well deserved. But let’s kick things off with Lil Nas X. His music video for “J CHRIST” caused quite a stir and he’s addressing the drama.

Lil Nas X
This is not like to try to get everybody on my good side or what not. This is more so to clear my own head about my own decisions. I know. I know like you know, I messed up like…

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Lil Nas X is saying I’m sorry. The artist is experiencing backlash for his new music video “J CHRIST” and he’s saying he truly didn’t mean to offend.

Lil Nas X
And I can act unbothered all I want, but it’s definitely like taking a mental toll on me.

Tetris Kelly
Lil Nas X is back like “J CHRIST” if you didn’t know, but after his “Montero” video caused a similar backlash a few years back, he’s saying this isn’t the same thing.

Lil Nas X
I thought me clearly not being on the side of the devil in that video was the — I don’t know what it was like there was an understanding there that I’m not like trying to diss Christianity.

Tetris Kelly
Everybody will be waiting to see where “J CHRIST” lands on the Billboard Hot 100, but at least now when we hear the song we know exactly where Lil Nas X stands.

Lil Nas X
But I also didn’t mean to like mock. This wasn’t like a f* you to you people, f* you to the Christians like you know it wasn’t, it was not that.

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