Lil Nas X walks in front of BBC Breakfast camera twice and styles it out

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. (Credit: PA)

Lil Nas X caused hilarity on BBC Breakfast this morning when he walked in front of the camera - twice.

The 20-year-old rapper - who publicly came out as gay at the weekend in celebration of Pride - finished an interview with Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, and while they were preparing to introduce the next segment, he got up off the sofa and walked away - blocking the camera view of the presenters on the live show.

Munchetty franticly tried to gesture to the rapper to stay put as she plugged his upcoming album, before adding: “Nas is off, see you later Nas,” while his body was seen, out-of-focus, crossing in front of her.

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Stayt explained to the Nas: “Can we just say - you walked right across our camera shot, but you know how to steal the show, that’s why!”

Nas then walked back in front of the camera - making the same error again - and sat back down on the sofa.

Muchetty said: “Here he comes, you just sit there and relax.”

Stayt told him: “The way this works is you have to sit there so you don’t go in front of the cameras.”

Nas styled it out, smiling and said: “Okay, next time that won’t happen.”

BBC breakfast tweeted: “@LilNasX you’re welcome to some back and block our cameras anytime!”

Nas wrote on Twitter that he was laughing at his own gaffe, confessing: “I didn’t know”.

On Sunday, the Old Town Road rapper, born Montero Lamar Hill, made a statement about his sexuality on Twitter, marking the end of Pride month.

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He wrote: “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [f*** with me] no more. But before this month ends I want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.” Lil Nas X included a rainbow emoji, directing his fans to listen to his song c7osure which includes lyrics about being your true self.

The rapper has since been the target of homophobic abuse on Twitter.