Jack Harlow is a variety of things, but one of those things is not Black.
Nevertheless, he had three nominations at last night's BET awards.
Harlow didn't win anything. But he did show up and that made for many confused takes on Twitter.
JACK HARLOW BEING NOMINATED????? pic.twitter.com/LG2TbLGnM1— DG. (@BigDez__) June 28, 2021
Y’all nominated Jack Harlow? For the BET Awards??? On this land??? #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/MJZoeefZ9D— Black Clark Kent (@Xxsupadave) June 28, 2021
Jack Harlow is cute but my kid just said “ I thought this was black excellence” #BETAwards #betawards2021 pic.twitter.com/NtEsN7tct6— NatTurner_Tubman (@this_melanin) June 27, 2021
BET: Tonight we’re celebrating black excellence!— Mamudu Mansaray 🇸🇱 (@iCantGetJiggy) June 27, 2021
Our first guest: Jack Harlow pic.twitter.com/A0LYS25swT
BET award will give Jack Harlow a nomination but not Lil Uzi Vert… pic.twitter.com/LwSZh4muyM— Mars (@NWOxMars) June 28, 2021
Listen I fucks with Jack Harlow. But how is it that he got 3 noms but Lil Nas X got zero? So the BET Awards can recognize non black artists but not black queer artists? Ugh https://t.co/EhcT5xBhAs— NEONMUA (@NeonMUA) June 27, 2021
Harlow isn't the first white rapper to be nominated. Eminem has been quite a few times. So at least Harlow is in good company.