Watch: Is Lil Nas X Dating the Backup Dancer He Kissed During BET Awards Performance?

Wednesday July 14, 2021

Yai Ariza
Yai Ariza  (Source:Instagram / @yai_ariza)

Lil Nas X sparked dating rumors over the weekend when he shared a shirtless video of himself laying down with his head in someone else's lap on his Instagram Stories. Even hotter, Miriam Bryant's song "Amor" can be heard playing in the clip.

Though the out rapper didn't comment on the pic, it quickly led some fans to speculate the other person in the snap is his boyfriend. What's more, others believe the mystery person in the clip is none other than Yai Ariza, the backup dancer who locked lips with Nas X during his BET Awards performance. He's also the same dancer who licked the pop star's neck during his "Saturday Night Live" performance.

Despite the gossip, Nas X has not yet commented on the pic or the rumors.

According to his Instagram, Ariza was born in Colombia but is now based in Los Angeles. With over 650 posts, the dancer and model has shared a number of photos and vids including those from the now-infamous BET Awards performance which saw the rapper perform his gay anthem "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)."

"We are making history!" Ariza captioned a photo of himself kissing the musician.

In another post, the dancer added, "FEELING SOO GRATEFUL with life and the universe !! Thank you so much @lilnasx & @itsbankhead for make me part of this historic and iconic moment for our community!

"I feel so proud to be Colombian...I will continue to work even harder and fight for my dreams please believe and what we are capable of doing with our passions and talents in life," he wrote.

He also shared a clip of himself licking Nas X during the "SNL" performance, captioning the post: "This moment right here. Yes, It's me licking [Lil Nas X's] neck."

Give Ariza a follow on Instagram and check out some highlights below: