WARNING: CONTAINS UPSETTING CONTENT
Lil Nas X has responded to homophobic comments from Boosie Badazz, having jokingly said he has never felt 'so mortified' in his life in a trolling message back.
The 'Old Town Road' singer, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, had originally joked that he had a new song coming out with Boosie - who, it turned out, didn't really see the funny side.
The Louisiana rapper then retaliated by posting an obscene tweet laden with homophobic slurs, also calling on the star to 'commit suicide'.
The message said: "STOP TROLLING ME F***** LOL U A WHOLE B**** PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING D*** N GETTIN F***** N YOUR A**."
The tweet has since been deleted after violating Twitter's code of conduct, with a notice explaining: "This tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter rules."
Seemingly responding to the tweet, Lil Nas X, 22, said he feels 'truly saddened'... only to go on to joke that it's because the Disney Channel hasn't shown the seasonal 1998 film Halloweentown yet.
Appearing to troll 38-year-old Boosie, aka Torrence Ivy Hatch Jr, he wrote: "I am truly saddened. I have never been so mortified in my life. i can't believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire October."
i am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can't believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.- MONTERO (@LilNasX) October 23, 2021
Joining in on the joke, someone else commented: "There is absolutely no excuse for that type of ignorance when they know Halloweentown is a classic."
Another added: "LMFAOOOOO this tweet is gonna make Boosie even more mad im crying rn."
Lil Nas X has previously sought to represent and fight for the LGBT community, and was also recently named The Trevor Project's Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year.
When he was honoured with the accolade in September, he said: "Discrimination around sexuality and gender identity is still very real, and our community deserves to feel supported and totally free to be themselves.
"I often get messages from fans telling me about their struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, and it made me realize that this was something bigger than myself. If using my voice and expressing myself in my music can help even one kid out there who feels alone, then it was all worth it."